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Old 10-15-2003, 08:05 PM   #1
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Quick ques - how to get to file on CD from console?


I've been having trouble getting X Windows to load up, and I'm looking to install NVidia drivers to solve the problem. I've found the NVidia Driver threads around here and have been reading them, but I have one elementary problem:

How do I get to the driver once I've downloaded it?

I downloaded the NVidia Linux driver on my WinXP side, burned it to a disc, and rebooted under RH9. Now I want to know how I can copy the file on the disc to someplace in my root so I can access and run the driver file.

I tried doing a linux rescue and using 'linux dd', but it wouldn't read my CD-ROM drive.

So an easy problem for the experienced. Any replies appreciated. THanks.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 08:10 PM   #2
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you might have to mount the cdrom drive but first try:

cd /mnt/cdrom

if you get an error try:

mount /dev/hdc

then the above command, to see the files on the cdrom type ls

cg
 
Old 10-15-2003, 08:18 PM   #3
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Weird. Tried the cd /mnt/cdrom. When I list files, nothing comes up. The disc is in there, too.

If I use mount /dev/hdc, I'm told "can't find /dev/hdc in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab".

This feels like a sticking point. I know linux recognizes the CDROM, as I did my install from 3 CDs.

Who knows. Any other suggestions?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 08:49 PM   #4
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Depending on where the CD-ROM is mounted on your system physically can sometimes cause issues with where it is considered to be attached by the OS. hda should be your main OS and the CD-ROM can be at hdb, hdc, or even hdd.

Your install may have also missed the config for the CD-ROM, in which case you would need to specify the mount point and type. Try the following:

mount -a /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom

If there is a correct listing in the fstab file, you should have a CD-ROM available. If you still can't get that to work, try:

mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom

Hopefully this helps.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 09:22 PM   #5
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It's not working. It's odd, because when I boot up I see Linux recognize my DVD-ROM drive as hdc (from what I've read, the IDE master) and my CD-RW drive as the hdd (slave).

But when I try and mount either drive, I get nothing.

Do I need to mess around with my fstab file? If so, what do I do? In any case, does anyone have any idea what's going on?

Thanks for the help so far. If you can't help with the mount probs I'm having, a point in the right direction would be nice, as I'm sure others have had similar problems.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:19 PM   #6
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can you post the contents of your /etc/fstab file it'll help us!

cg
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:47 PM   #7
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I got to the cdrom through sheer persistence. I don't know what was going on. But it works. Eventually. So everything's good.

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:01 PM   #8
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I got to the cdrom through sheer persistence. I don't know what was going on. But it works. Eventually. So everything's good.

Thanks for the help!
glad you got there in the end!

cg
 
  


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