LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-26-2010, 04:54 AM   #1
splittingdistant
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Sharing the DVDROM drive Ubuntu Lucid / Windows 7


Hi,

As a relative noob with Linux (Ubuntu) I was enjoying learning stuff with Ubuntu Karmic - and everything I tried seemed to work even after my inexpert fiddling - which was nice!

However, since installing Ubuntu Lucid I've spent loads of time trying to re-establish the share I had under Karmic whereby my Ubuntu PC's DVDROM was automatically available to my connected Win7 PC.

After a couple of days effort I've got to the point where I can access the CD or DVD mounted in Ubuntu, from Win7 but I cannot access the files within the CD or DVD (Windows Err Mssg: You Do Not Have Permission To Access......).

I have noticed that since installing Lucid the mount point seems to be the name of the disk whereas under Karmic it was fixed as something like cdrom1.
So if I edit smb.conf I can't specify the mount point as it depends on the disk name. Though to be honest I have no idea if this is anything to do with the problem!

To save what little hair I have left I'd be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to have my Ubuntu PC's DVDROM available on my Win7 PC for read & write.

Thanks In Advance,
Kevin.

PS I posted this several days ago on the Ubuntu forum but there's been no replies at all - I was wondering if the question is so daft that they think I'm beyond help! So any and all advice would be gratefully received.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 07:28 AM   #2
saikee
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Distribution: Any free distro.
Posts: 3,398
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 112Reputation: 112
In a modern operating system like Ubuntu and Win7 every file has an ownership. A user cannot access another user's data. The only exception is the Admin in MS Windows or the root user in Linux.

Therefore if you want access from Ubuntu you can do the mounting as a super user in a terminal. I believe Ubuntu calls the first CD/DVD device /dev/sr0 so you can read/write it as root with commands
Code:
sudo su
mkdir /mnt/my_dvdrom  
mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/my_dvdrom
ls /mnt/my_dvdrom
Thereafter you can copy files same as any folder in the terminal.

For Win7 you can run Command Prompt as Admin and should be able to read/write the DVDrom drive.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 11:22 AM   #3
splittingdistant
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Saikee,

Thanks for the steer - I'll get right on it.

Regards,

Kevin.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows Behavior 'Altered' in Ubuntu Lucid on laptop with ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 BlueInkAlchemist Linux - Laptop and Netbook 6 05-30-2010 05:37 AM
NTFS, sharing hard drive between Windows, Ubuntu john_es Linux - Hardware 1 03-13-2009 06:05 AM
sharing an Ubuntu drive in network Tom_ZeCat Linux - Networking 5 05-02-2008 06:32 PM
Ubuntu Error 21 on WinXP with Windows on RAID0 Drive and Ubuntu on eSATA drive videocheez Linux - Newbie 12 06-13-2007 12:23 PM
Sharing a partition of a hard drive between Windows and Ubuntu mine_goes_to_11 Linux - Newbie 1 08-12-2006 02:53 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration