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tsundram 02-19-2002 08:37 AM

iso 8859 or iso 9960
I purchased 3 LM cd's and found they show iso 8859 instead of iso 9960. Is trhere any diff do i need to return them or can i dwnload another kernal only?:confused:

DMR 02-19-2002 10:19 PM

Wierd- ISO 8859 is a standard for a character set, not a volume/filesystem. ISO 9660 is a CD-ROM fielsystem standard. The two don't serve the same purpose, but they aren't mutually exclusive either.

Read the man page for the mount command. I believe it documents the options you need to use to mount a 9660 CD whose contents use the 8859 char set.

tsundram 02-20-2002 12:12 AM

Thx DMR I have a stupid problem that makes me reboot everytime I wanna acess the cd drv or fdd. Just take a look at my fstab below and suggest changes and also how do I amend the file in kword or abiword as root or is terminal superuser is the way??

/dev/hda5 / ext2 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,exec,codepage=850,ro,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,sync,exec,codepage=850,noauto 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0

isajera 02-20-2002 01:31 AM

have you tried mounting the drives? if you want to access a cd or a floppy, then type either

mount /dev/fd0
mount /dev/hdc

and you should be able to browse them after that. to unmount them, use

umount /dev/fd0

btw, you don't need to mount audio cds.

DMR 02-20-2002 01:50 AM


Note to self:

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isajera 02-20-2002 01:57 AM

*sorry* :D

DMR 02-21-2002 01:09 AM


Originally posted by isajera
*sorry* :D even got in the bit about audio CDs!

DMR 02-21-2002 02:04 AM


There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the entries in your fstab file, but as isajera suggested, you might want to try mounting a CD or floppy manually from the command line using a more simplified syntax (although I'll change isajera's syntax a little to force a couple of issues).

After booting, put one of the CDs in and issue the following command, as root:

mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
If you get errors, tell us what they are; if not, you should at least be able to cd to /mnt/cdrom and get a directory listing of the contents by issuing the ls command. You might also want to try:

mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
The latter suggestion won't work if the "cdrom" symlink doesn't exist in /dev.

The /mnt/cdrom and /mnt/floppy directories do exist on your system, yes?

By the way: I was about to ask which distro (and version) you are using, when I noticed the "Distribution: what?" in your profile. The distro (distribution) would be the name of the company who "distributed" the version of Linux you have: Redhat, Mandrake, Debian, Slackware, etc.

Which one are you using?

tsundram 02-21-2002 07:31 AM

Did what u said ie mount -t etc etc and the reply I got was
"fs type iso9960 not supported by kernel"
I almost feel like saying I KNEW IT lol
Both the /mnt floppy n cdrom directories exist in the /mnt directory. Thanks to Konqueror I can split my window and copy my win XP files across the partitions.
As regards distro its a downloaded and burnt cd from a friend. Am still :cry: and shedding hair from my almost bald pate :p

tsundram 02-21-2002 08:01 AM

By the way I have re installed LM over 6 times, reset my hard disk at least 4-5 times a day as any mount command with the fdd or cdrom freezes LM and ctrl alt backspace is of NO use.
Resetting I believe is BAD for the hdd, for LM and as well as for my heart (lol), so guys give me a way out??

tsundram 02-21-2002 10:08 PM

LM = Linux Mandrake

DMR 02-21-2002 10:54 PM


"fs type iso9960 not supported by kernel"
Typo? Look Linux distro supports the (as yet unreleased) 9960 filesystem.

You should really read the man pages for "mount" and "fstab" for more information (unless, of course, you just want to puppy out and go running to XP). We aren't here to solve your problems for you- we're here to help you solve them yourself. That's what learning is all about...

Thymox 02-22-2002 06:48 AM


By the way: I was about to ask which distro (and version) you are using, when I noticed the "Distribution: what?" in your profile. The distro (distribution) would be the name of the company who "distributed" the version of Linux you have: Redhat, Mandrake, Debian, Slackware, etc.
He keeps mentioning LM this and LM that. I think he's probably running Mandrake (I have heard some people refer to it as Linux Mandrake, rather than Mandrake Linux).

tsundram 02-22-2002 08:22 AM

LM= Linux Mandrake
The man pages on fstab and mount dont enlighten much as the examples dont work
I've rebooted twice today already. Will removing LM and installing Redhat Suse 7.2 work?? I've got that too! :smash:

tomplate 02-22-2002 08:47 AM

Apropos of this newbie's query
I should like to ask if there is a way in Linux to support
other formats in CDs..
I burned a lot of information in what in Windows
is called DIRECT CD..
I think it is called Joliet, also.
Will Linux be able to recognise any of this?
How would I set my machine up to do so?


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