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Old 11-19-2004, 03:46 AM   #1
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cdrom burn woes


Hi,
how I love this linux thing. Why cant things ever be easy.

Okay, I have mandrake 10.1 newly installed on a machine which I used to have mandrake 10 on. Previously when I wanted to download applications I wanted on my machine, I would download on to windows XP first, other machine. Burn them to disk, I would wait until I had a sufficient amount before burning. Then pop them over to my linux machine and copy them.
This is what I planned to do with the mandrake latest distro. The problem is that the machine cant read the cdrom. The message I get is...

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Unable to mount the selected volume. The volume is probably in a volume that cannot be mounted.

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Wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdd or too many mounted file systems.
What I have tried so far...
Burn to cdrom all apps for transfer. (CDRW).
Burn to different cdrom (CDR) all apps for transfer.
Burn to cdrom (CDRW) one app to see if it will take that.
The smallest apps I tranfered over by floppy okay.

The machine was able to read cdrom's when mandrake 10 was installed.
This is driving me batty.

Second problem. I would like to put Java Virtual Machine onto my machine. But the Sun's download for JVM is by executable code. How can I get this onto cdrom in windows and transfered over.

Any help greatly received.
Tam.

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Old 11-19-2004, 04:31 AM   #2
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as far as java...go here http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp and click on download jre, accept the licence and there is a page that has the packages. Download, transfer, install.

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Old 11-19-2004, 04:40 AM   #3
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Re: cdrom burn woes

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Originally posted by tamtam
Hi,
how I love this linux thing. Why cant things ever be easy.
This is driving me batty.

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I know the feeling

Anyhow, just a thought- I note that if I write a CD on windoze using Mount Rainier OR when using WinXP to write the CD, my Linux box refuses to recognise them. But if I burn with Nero, it's OK.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 05:19 AM   #4
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I think this may have something to do with your kernel than anything else!! I would check your kernel config UDF support. check that and get back to me.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 05:30 AM   #5
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I think this may have something to do with your kernel than anything else!! I would check your kernel config UDF support. check that and get back to me.

Thanks- I'm dropping MDK this weekend in favour of fedora this weekend, so will bear that in mind.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 05:33 AM   #6
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personal m8 I would drop fedora as well for some like slackware...... Its not the full GUI install but its quick and works stright off! Any problems give me a shout!
 
Old 11-19-2004, 08:50 AM   #7
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Hi,
problem was that two of the files I had on the cdrom were WinRAR files. The trouble is that .tar files default to WinRAR when being downloaded from the net on my WinXP. At work at the moment, I have a couple of ideas which I will try out at home (work at mo).

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as far as java...go here http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp and click on download jre, accept the licence and there is a page that has the packages. Download, transfer, install.
been there. If you read the post, I said that the file for Linux is a self extracting file. When you click it starts the extracting. I would like to be able to save JRE to the hard drive and burn to cdrom on WinXP, then transfer to my Linux machine.

TamTam.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 02:11 PM   #8
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download the .bin file to the xp box, burn the bin file to cd, put the cd in the linux box,

Code:
cp /mnt/cdrom/filename.bin ./
chmod 755 filename.bin
./filename.bin
it extracts the rpm or tarball

if rpm do

rpm -Uhv filename.rpm

if tarball

tar xvf filename.tar

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Old 11-20-2004, 09:34 AM   #9
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It doesnot download as a package. It starts downloading as an exe file but the text is shown in I.E. Try it yourself on a windows XP machine.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 12:56 PM   #10
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Ummm, works fine in firefox on my windows xp virtual machine.
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Oh, and I just installed the latest JDK last night, the rpm self installs itself now when you agree to the licence in the .bin file, no need for the rpm -Uhv command in my last post. It just does it for u.

Last edited by linux_terror; 11-20-2004 at 01:00 PM.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 09:00 PM   #11
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You can get the Java rpm here
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

1. At the terminal: Type:
su
2. Enter the root password.
3. Change to the directory in which you want to install. Type:
cd
For example, to install the software in the /usr/java/ directory, Type:
cd /usr/java

Note about root access: To install the JRE in a system-wide location such as/usr/local, you must login as the root user to gain the necessary permissions. If you do not have root access, install the JRE in your home directory or a subdirectory for which you have write permissions.
4. Change the permission of the file you downloaded to be executable. Type:
chmod a+x j2re-1_4_2_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin
5. Start the installation process. Type:
./j2re-1_4_2_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin

This displays a binary license agreement. Read through the agreement. Press the spacebar to display the next page. At the end, enter yes to proceed with the installation.

6. The installation file creates j2re-1_4_2_-linux-i586.rpm file in the current directory.
7. Run the RPM command at the terminal to install the packages. Type:
rpm -iv j2re-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.rpm
8. The JRE is installed in j2re1.4.2_(version number) sub-directory under the current directory. In this case, the JRE is installed in the /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04 directory. Verify that the j2re1.4.2_04 sub-directory is listed under the current directory. Type:
ls
The installation is now complete. Go to the Enable and Configure section.

Enable and Configure

# Mozilla 1.4 and later
# Mozilla 1.2, Netscape 6 and later

Mozilla 1.4 and later

1. Go to the plugins sub-directory under the Mozilla installation directory
cd <Mozilla installation directory>/plugins
2. In the current directory, create a symbolic link to the JRE ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so file Type:
ln -s <JRE installation directory>/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so

Example:
* If Mozilla is installed in this directory:
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/
* and if the JRE is installed at this directory:
/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04
* Then type at the terminal to go to the browser plug-in directory:
cd /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins
* Enter the following command to create a symbolic link to the Java Plug-in for the Mozilla browser.
ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32
/libjavaplugin_oji.so .
3. Start Mozilla browser or restart it if it is already running. Note that if you have other Mozilla components (ie: Messenger, Composer, etc) running, you will need to restart them as well.
4. Go to Edit > Preferences. Under Advanced category > Select Enable Java
 
  


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