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Old 12-09-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
gakusei
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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.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 03:03 AM   #2
rylan76
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Don't you maybe need to manually mount the DVD to access it?

E. g.

1. Open a terminal
2. Become root
3. Go to /mnt and make a dvd subdirectory, e. g.

(In /mnt)
# 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 2.6.18.2) it is "/dev/dvd" but it can also be /dev/hda1 or something similar.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 12:17 PM   #3
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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.]

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...errors-689207/

I'm running FC9, not FC10, --- I am not positive the above is
100% applicable to FC10. It worked for me on FC9 though.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:51 PM   #4
gakusei
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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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