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Old 02-21-2006, 07:45 AM   #1
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Unhappy How Do I Auto Run A Cd


How Can I Auto Run A Cd Ie- Rs Catalogue Or Farnel?
It's My First Time That I Have Used Linux I Am Used To M/s.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 08:39 AM   #2
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Linux doesn't support the Windows Autorun feature. Some distros autodetects CDs and prompts you but otherwise, Linux cannot use the Autorun feature of Windows, since it's a Windows Executable file running.

Note that even to use CDs normally, you need to "mount" them manually on most distros. You can get a good Linux book to get yourself familiar with the environment so that you can understand these concepts.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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Thank You But I Have To Stay With Windows As I Use Loads Of Diferent Manufacturers Disks Which Will Only Auto Run I Have No Access To The Files On Them At All.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 11:00 AM   #4
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Well you have access to the files in any case. And also are you talking about Windows driver disks?
 
Old 02-22-2006, 07:34 AM   #5
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No Not Drivers But Third Party Software.don't Get Me Wrong Linux Is Good But Not As Good As It Should Be To Let It Take Over From Xp.i Am Not A Programer Nor Do I Want To Be .i Just Want To Plug It In And Have It Work.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 08:17 AM   #6
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Generally, software for Windows won't run under Linux. You might be able to use Wine. In any case, you'll still have to mount the CD..

You don't have to be a programmer to use Linux. Linux isn't Windows and not everything is going to "just work".

Also, please stop writing like that, as it kinda makes the text harder to read.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 09:20 AM   #7
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I use RS and farnell websites all the time, they're really good, dont need windows for them, however if you're talking engineering manufacturers, yes their CAD drawings/models usually come as software that generates them, which sucks.

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No Not Drivers But Third Party Software.don't Get Me Wrong Linux Is Good But Not As Good As It Should Be To Let It Take Over From Xp.i Am Not A Programer Nor Do I Want To Be .i Just Want To Plug It In And Have It Work.
who says its taking over? it's an alternative, you cant run amazing linux apps on windows (there are alot more brilliant Linux apps than windows ones). If you feel that way, you'll probably need to stick to windows (especially if in engineering as they stopped releasing CAD programs on *nix a while ago)
 
Old 02-23-2006, 03:37 AM   #8
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Thanks chaps i will stick with what i've got.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 11:57 AM   #9
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Roy, in all sincerity I agree that this is exactly what you should do. You want to get work done ... you don't want to be concerned with exactly how it's working ... and Windows is doing that for you. You have a large repitoire of disks which contain the material you need for your work, and all of them have the characteristic that it's entirely "hands-free automatic." It would be nothing less than a serious business error for you to turn away from that. (If you want to "dabble with" Linux, which you may well want to do, you can do that with a spare computer on your own non-work time.)

Some engineers, somewhere, worked very hard to achieve that and would be glad to hear you say that. (I haven't the foggiest idea how my cell phone works, either!) They apparently did their job well and "it works for you."

Other people, elsewhere, seek out the Linux operating system for the power and flexibility that it gives them. Their needs are different from yours. Both are equally valid.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 03:25 PM   #10
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But hey, if the autorun file comes in the fedora disk number 1, it's not a Windblows executable. How do i make the fedora core disc autorun when i put it in? I guess that's the question he had (and myself as well).
 
  


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