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Ok im sorry but I gotta ask. Ok 2 things im sure you know how to fix. Well At least 1 for sure. . . First the hard one,
Im running Mandrake 9.1 on my dell 8200 inspiron laptop. Now I had a modular cdrom and i took it out cause im going on vaction for the xtra battery. So now It can't recognize it and I cant use it. But it stays on the desktop as CD ROM (2) and I want it gone.... ITS SO ANNOYING. Ive looked every where and cant figure out how to unmount it. I read in the help that I need to do this... But It dosent tell me how. Gay I know... Ok second item.
Easy question and I cant figure it out. I suck i know.
How do i install a damn program. a .tar.gz file. I can extract it and all and get it to run the install thing through root but I cant use it or anything. I know i suck but help would be awesome.
also i keep trying to delete the cdrom2/ dir in /mnt/ but it says device is busy. i tried rebooting and re inserting the cdrom and setting it up but it still dosent do it. gah! damn bastard cdrom wont go away! :P
so you're saying that it still shows up when the drive is disconnected? look in usr/bin for opera. I'll install it and see where it goes. There is a nice key generator for Opera on Kazaa if you still have windows. Opera is ad-supported without a key and that is annoying! Anyways the path should be usr/bin/opera.
well it sounds like no matter what your pc is telling linux that there is a drive present. Mybe check for a BIOS upgrade and see if you can upgrade to Mandrake 9.2. I've found that I get the best support out of Fedora Core so you may want to try that. I've tried Suse, Slackware, Redhat, Lindows , Lycoris, Debian, ASPLinux, Knoppix (a cool distro that runs completely from cd) and Mandrake 9.2. Actually Lindows (Debian based)is a great system with their click-n-run but it cost 49.95 a year for unlimited software. But you can get it free at MSFreepc.com. Well, check it out if you want.
Hey thanks! umount worked great! Now if i can get my damn programs to run. I got Opera to install and I can locate .SH file that im guessing is the executable but It dosent do anythign when i run it. Via command line or via GUI so i dunno what to do. the one in /usr/bin