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Old 08-16-2004, 10:21 AM   #1
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Cd-rom


Hello,

I am working with a Linux Red Hat Enterprise 3 (WS) server.
How can I find out what is my CD-ROM drive and browse file on that CD-ROM

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Paolo
 
Old 08-16-2004, 10:35 AM   #2
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Unhappy CD-ROM

Hello,

Under my 'User Mount Tool", I see a device '/dev/cdrom' with a directory '/mnt/cdrom' and a filesystem of 'udf,iso9660'.

Is that my CD-ROM ?
How can I browse and aceess the contents of the CD-ROM on my server ?

Regards

Paolo
 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:48 AM   #3
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if its a data cd, you have to mount the cdrom after inserting the cd. after mounting, just cd to /mnt/cdrom, or wherever you mount it, and access as any other dir.

mounting is covered in the RH docs:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/
 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:52 AM   #4
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Uncompress + Unpack

Hello,

I have 3 files ot type:

ship_9204_linux_disk1.cpio.qz

I need to uncompress and unpack the files.
The problem is that I don't have write permission to do so ?

How can I get write permission to get mestarted with the process ?
IS their a Linux Red Hat Enterperise 3 (WS) utility to do this ?

Regards,

Paolo
 
Old 08-16-2004, 12:08 PM   #5
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you have to be the root user to do that, or copy the files to your local home directory and uncompress them there.

to uncompress the files, i believe you will need to use the tool cpio. for information on using that tool, at a shell, type man cpio .


hope i could help!!!!!!!!!!!!










 
Old 08-16-2004, 05:57 PM   #6
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redhat comes with ARK which helps u to untar a archive
just right click on the archive and extract it to ur location

also command line utility
#tar --help
will give u more options to open the archive
for large file use command line which is more fast

regards
gaurav
 
  


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