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Old 04-20-2004, 07:21 AM   #1
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MAndrake and CDs created in Windows


This may sound like a stupid question, but...

can Linux read Windows CDs???

y'see, any CD or DVD I created in Nero on my (now deleted XP) partition simply shows up as empty, apart from one DVD which will show the files at the root of the DVD but none of the folders.

What is going on? I really want to love Linux, but this sort of crap makes it very hard indeed...
 
Old 04-20-2004, 07:25 AM   #2
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weird. No problems like that here. what's the output of mount?
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:10 AM   #3
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how embarrassing...I'm such a newbie that I don't understand the question...

Since I posted the query, I have discovered that the CD-roms work, it's just the DVDs that don't, which is a real bummer as I have half a terabyte of mp3s backed up onto DVDs.

please help...i don't want to have to return to the Gates family...
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:27 AM   #4
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i think Xcdroast or k3b can read whats on your dvds
then u should be able to transfere the files

a lot of linux OS will require a mp3, dvd plugin's due to gates and others in regard to software licenceing
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:56 AM   #5
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data dvd's?

Open a console window and type mount

paste the results of it here, perhaps that will help the experts make sense of it.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 09:09 AM   #6
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hi,

...the plot thickens...

I have found a couple of DVDs that (almost) work. My Underground Resistance disc shows up but all the filenames have been truncated to old DOS names, though the tunes play.

My Sonic Youth disc contains audio files of all formats, .mov's, .pdf's, etc. Most of the files are neatly organised into dirs, apart from approx 50 'odds n sods' which are at the root. 10 files show up. Apparently there is only 59MB on the disc. My standalone DVD player shows all the files as they should be and I imagine Windows still does too (it did last week - but i deleted XP yesterday - something I'm beginning to regret!!!)

I burnt every disc I have in Nero using the same settings (inc. long filenames).


Here is what 'mount' shows:

/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 on / type ext3 (rw,noatime)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
none on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620)
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part6 on /home type ext3 (rw,noatime)
none on /mnt/floppy type supermount (rw,sync,dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=utf8)
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd on /mnt/cdrom type iso9660 (ro,noexec,nosuid,nodev,user=x)


The fact that there are helpful people out there stopped me from giving up Linux for once and for ever...
 
  


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