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Old 01-26-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 3200


I posted this in the Hardware forum but I didn't receive any answer. I'll try my luck here.

I have an Inspiron 3200 and I installed linux on it. For starters I couldn't install linux from the CD, because it didn't seem to find it. I booted on Win and copied the installation files to the HD and installed from there. When i try to access the CD-rom from linux it doesn't do it. When I check the dmesg it does find it on the power up. when i check mount, it's no mounted. I change to SU and when i try to mount it, it says permission denied. Any ideas????

Uncas.

PS: I was able to boot with a disk that works with parted. I mounted it correctly. when I tried in mdk again, it didn't work again.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 09:07 PM   #2
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You scare me installing Linux from Win

<quote>I couldn't install linux from the CD, because it didn't seem to find it</quote>
Who couldn't? Your computer? You couldn't boot from a bootable (install) CD?

OK. You have Linux.
Check out:
/etc/mtab lists what is mounted
/etc/fstab lists what can be mounted

Is the CD /dev/cdrom or /dev/something_else?

<quote>I mounted it correctly.</quote>
What did you do different here? Do it again, no?
 
Old 01-26-2004, 09:33 PM   #3
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No I didn't install Linux from windows. I copied the CD to the hard drive and installed it from there. The biggest mystery for me is that you can boot from the linux CD but it doesn't read it afterwards.

Any other suggestion???
 
Old 01-27-2004, 12:37 AM   #4
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Look at the files:
/etc/mtab -- This lists what is mounted
/etc/fstab -- This lists what can be mounted

Is the CD /dev/cdrom or /dev/something_else?

To mount CD you type mount <name in fstab>
that points to /mnt/cdrom
 
Old 01-27-2004, 11:47 AM   #5
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In the fstab file the definition for the cdrom states something like:

none /dev/.......

What really disturbs me is the none at the front.

Is this correct?
 
  


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