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Old 05-27-2005, 10:58 PM   #1
Jack Techno
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Question How to read files on cd


Hi all, I'm really sorry if this is a dumd question but the book I have does not discribe how to read the files or copy the files on my cd-rom to my hard drive. e.g.

I loaded a cd in my cd-rom drive and would like to copy it's contents to my /home/user account. Or how do I even view them without copying.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 11:16 PM   #2
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Just open up Konqueror (or click on the Home icon on the desktop), navigate to /mnt/cdrom and you should see the contents of the cd-rom.

Konqueror is much the same as windows explorer if you've had any experience with that.

Mandrake usually automounts cd's when you put them in the drive. and /mnt/cdrom is usually where Mandrake mounts your cd.

HTH
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Old 05-27-2005, 11:35 PM   #3
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Dude, thank you. that just totally worked! Awsome!
 
Old 05-27-2005, 11:39 PM   #4
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I would type in mount /dev/cdrom in your command line that should do the trick
 
Old 05-27-2005, 11:41 PM   #5
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dont forget the umount

if u want to switch cds and then one in your cd drive is mounted u must unmount it. like this

umount /dev/cdrom or umount /mnt/cdrom

it took me a hour it figure it out but dont forget it
 
  


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