Make a CD Directory Available For Execution
How can I access a directory on a CD so that programs can use the data in the directory? It appears on my Desktop. I tried doing a cd command using the DVD's name that was on the desktop but was unsuccessful. Embedded blanks were in the name, and I tried it with " and ' and without them, all to no avail.
I worked around it by using the "Copy/Paste" functions of the "Applications --> System Tools --> File Browser" to copy the directory from the DVD to my home directory and rpm worked successfully. But, I would like to learn how to do it without having to first copy from the DVD
Background on the question: Dec 7th, Fedora 10 issued a security update to dbus that prevents several of the Fedora functions from working - including obtaining Updates.
A solution was posted in "fedora forums" that explained how to use rpm to revert to the prior-to-the-update dbus (forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1126982#post1126982)
Here is a snippet:
"Insert Fedora DVD go to Packages dir ..."
I inserted the DVD and it appears on the Desktop, but is not part of the Desktop directory.
Don't you maybe need to manually mount the DVD to access it?
1. Open a terminal
2. Become root
3. Go to /mnt and make a dvd subdirectory, e. g.
# mkdir dvd
4. Manually mount the DVD:
# mount /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd
This depends on as what your DVD drive is listed in your /dev - on my system (FC6 18.104.22.168) it is "/dev/dvd" but it can also be /dev/hda1 or something similar.
Another way to recover from the problem is to fix configuration files
(rather than installing older stuff). [Addressing the reason-for-question
here rather than the question itself.]
I'm running FC9, not FC10, --- I am not positive the above is
100% applicable to FC10. It worked for me on FC9 though.
Thank you rylan76 That worked just fine. Dumb me. I assumed that because the DVD's icon appeared on the desktop and I could display its contents with a double-click, that it was mounted. I learned something new. Thanks again. (I re-drew the "assume diagram" to remind me once again about the word's hazards. :-)) )
dandelot: "Another way to recover from the problem is to fix configuration files
(rather than installing older stuff)" I agree, but do not have enough knowledge to do that. Hopefully that will come as I go along. Anyone who doesn't have enough knowledge to mount a CD should definitely not be messing with config files).
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