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Old 06-28-2002, 10:09 AM   #1
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Fry's Electronics selling Linux PC's


Just checked out the weekly Fry's ad and on the front page is a special for a "GQ" (Great Quality) brand Linux PC. $399 - $100 "instant gift rebate" = $299.

The installed distro is ThizLinux, which I've never heard of.

There's also some info. on their website:

http://shop2.outpost.com/product/3308362/

Dunno how likely it is to draw in folks used to Windows (vs. say, Lindows), but it's interesting to see Linux pre-installed on boxes in retail shops now.

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Old 06-28-2002, 10:18 AM   #2
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Here's the distro's website:

http://www.thizlinux.com/eng/index.php

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Old 03-21-2003, 12:09 PM   #3
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I just got one of the computers you're talking about, I really like Linux so far, it's very interesting, but I'm having problems mounting the CD rom....

Any ideas or hints?
 
Old 03-21-2003, 05:06 PM   #4
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Need a little more information than that. Like, what error are you getting when you try to mount? Is it data or audio (can't mount audio CDs)? Are you trying to mount from the command line or using some utility ThizLinux provides?

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Old 03-21-2003, 05:13 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Rayvenz
I just got one of the computers you're talking about, I really like Linux so far, it's very interesting, but I'm having problems mounting the CD rom....

Any ideas or hints?

Well I have never used that distro but on redhat they made it very simple and you just have to type:


mount cdrom

or

mount /mnt/cdrom

Be sure you have a cd in and the /mnt/cdrom directory exists. To remove the disk use either eject or umount /mnt/cdrom. Make sure you are not currently in one of the cdrom's directories or viewing any of the files or it will not unmount.

If those command don't work write back and I will give you the old school way once I look it up.

Something like
mount /mnt/cdrom iso9660 and then some other garbage

Road
 
Old 03-21-2003, 05:28 PM   #6
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i used thizlinux i got it with my laptop it is the worst i have ever seen
 
Old 03-24-2003, 10:34 AM   #7
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I worked a little more with it this weekend. When I have an audio cd in, I can go to CD player and play it, and if there is a data cd, it will recognize that when I click on the cd icon, however if I have a music cd in and I click on the cd icon, I get an error message has several reasons why it won't work:
cd not mounted, bad fs, too many file systems.... all kinds of stuff, I'm at work, I don't have the exact wording with me.
But it seems like the cd player will work and recognize, but it definetley matters how I try to access it for different types of cd's.

Is red hat better? How about Mandrake? Or is it that I just need to know more about linux in general?
Thanks!
 
Old 03-24-2003, 11:25 AM   #8
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Ok, it's working the way it's supposed to. When you click on the CD icon, you're telling the OS to mount the CD into the filesystem. Audio CDs don't have a filesystem; that's why you can't mount them (in this case, the "bad filesystem" error applies). So, if you have an audio CD in the drive, don't click on the CD icon...

Use the audio tool that comes up to control playback.
 
  


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