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Old 02-04-2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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Question Import Pictures from Vista


OK, so I made a disk (700MB CD) of pictures from Vista that I want to put into Ubuntu (Gnome), but it keeps saying "can't mount volume." I'm guessing that the vista format is just incompatible with Ubuntu, so how can I get the pictures into Ubuntu?

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Old 02-04-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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this is a compact disc or a usb flash drive, or a harddrive.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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It's an 80 minute, 700 MB CD.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 09:38 PM   #4
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in vista did you create it with some sort of wizard or did you just place the picture files in the dirsc and click burn. can you read it in vista, or ask someone who has a XP machine if they can read it.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 10:03 PM   #5
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I selected burn files to disk in the auto-play function, and it formated the disk, should I just use an unformatted disk?
 
Old 02-04-2008, 10:59 PM   #6
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Chances are you just need to mount it with the proper file system type. If you created the CD with vista in a drag and drop manner, you haev probably created a CD with the type of something like NTFS, FAT32 or VFAT. When you insert the disk, go the command line and enter the command

# mount /dev/cdrom -t NTFS /mnt/cdrom
If that doesn't work, try changing NTFS to VFAT or FAT.

(BTW, if you're running KDE you can get to the command prompt quickly by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2)

Hopefully this helps. Happy Hunting :-)
 
Old 02-04-2008, 11:03 PM   #7
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Ubuntu is Gnome
 
Old 02-05-2008, 05:34 AM   #8
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Well, you actually have a choice nowadays I believe, or maybe I'm just not paying enough attention to Ubuntu :-P. In GNOME there should be a terminal emulator in the application menu (that thing in the bottom left corner of the desktop most people still call a start menu). Open it and log in, then go su and try the mount.
 
Old 02-05-2008, 05:02 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by gankoji View Post
Chances are you just need to mount it with the proper file system type. If you created the CD with vista in a drag and drop manner, you haev probably created a CD with the type of something like NTFS, FAT32 or VFAT. When you insert the disk, go the command line and enter the command

# mount /dev/cdrom -t NTFS /mnt/cdrom
If that doesn't work, try changing NTFS to VFAT or FAT.

(BTW, if you're running KDE you can get to the command prompt quickly by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2)

Hopefully this helps. Happy Hunting :-)
CD-ROMS don't use harddisk filesystems, they have their own set of file systems, AFAIK, so they don't use ntfs, vfat or ext2/3 or anything like that
 
Old 02-05-2008, 05:24 PM   #10
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CD-ROMS don't use harddisk filesystems, they have their own set of file systems, AFAIK, so they don't use ntfs, vfat or ext2/3 or anything like that
Yep, ISO 9660 or UDF are used.
 
  


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