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Old 01-16-2002, 08:29 AM   #1
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Copying a file

Ok this is probably a sign that i shouldn't be using Linux but how do i copy a file from CD. It can be from either the d: or the e: drive any suggestions - they are both rpm files if thats any help

Old 01-16-2002, 10:05 AM   #2
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don't understand the D: and E: .. linux doesn't know what those are..

you should be able to mount your cd, then browse or cd into the directory listing of the cd contents.. once in there, you can just use the cp command to copy what file you need to where ever...

let us know if you understand this.. or have problems.
Old 01-16-2002, 10:57 AM   #3
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Yeah sorry worked out how to do it all praise to the alt.os.linux.mandrake newsgroup

How do i shutdown the computer though without having to login as root start up gnome and shutdown along with a lot of warnings??

Old 01-16-2002, 11:08 AM   #4
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Go to a terminal window. Then type one of the following:

halt -p
shutdown -h now

Depends how you've got it setup. If normal users don't have permissions to run those scripts then you'll have to do it as root.
Use 'su -' to log in to root. Or if you have it installed sudo could help.


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