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Is it possible to untar a tar.gz package from a CDROM? Would it just be untar zxvf /cdrom/<DIRECTORY>.tar.gz? I am asking because I'm having problems getting my GUI up and running on Ubuntu and working entirely in the command line. I also don't have a properly configured network, so I can't download stuff. I have a dual boot with XP, from where I run Ubuntu through VMware, so I can make the required packages that way.
Yes, I have a /media/cdrom directory. But when I put the CD in it doesn't do anything. Isn't detected, for some reason.
I built my system up from a debian base using an ubuntu cd which I added to my sources list. I have an Intel 865 video card, which has serious problems with X, which is why I can't get a GUI going. What I have on the CD is a patch for this, so it's quite crucial! Frustratingly my network is also asleep, so I'm stuck with this method (I had no network configured during a debian net install, so that's why I was left with just the deb base).
Is there possibly some way to force the cd to mount from the command line?
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /media/cdrom
The last returned the reply -
mount: block device /dev/hdc is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
The strange thing is I got the same result on Ubuntu through VMware, which I run on XP. I have a desktop icon for the CDROM, though, and I can easily access it there. I've tried all these commands as both root and user, and no luck. I'm going to try a floppy now. If that doesn't work does anyone know if there's a way to access a Linux partition through Windows and transfer files? I seem to remember reading about something like that.