I got a CD with a book - doc files.
When I look at it with nautilus or with wine notepad it tells me that the CD is empty. capacity 49.4 MB. It does show the name of the CD BOOK2XTRAS - so at least the name field in the first sector is where it is supposed to be.
When I boot to my 2nd drive - an old win98 sys - it sees all the files on the CD.
Same CD drive in each case. I go to another fedora computer I have and it does n.ot see the contents either.
When I try to read it using DD it tells me there is nothing there.
[root@knox media]# dd if=/media/BOOK2XTRAS/
dd: reading `/media/BOOK2XTRAS/': Is a directory
0+0 records in
0+0 records out
0 bytes (0 B) copied, 0.000150755 s, 0.0 kB/s
This is the only CD I've ever seen that will read in windows and not in Fedora.
The publisher suggested I try wine. To please them I ran wine notepad. Notepad sees nothing there (of course it is using the Fedora file system - but I didn't want to argue.
I suspect that the CD was written by some microsoft utility that writes a defective format but one that is acceptable to microsoft op systems -"undoeumented feature".
Can anyone shed any light?
It reminds me of diskettes in dos - where the spec calls for 2 index files but dos is happy with one.
I imagine I can dump it from win98 and research it, but maybe someone knows what is going on.
I realize that I have not done anything to mount it. Might that be the problem? Since the name of the CD shows I have assumed that the system has mounted it already.