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Old 11-22-2007, 02:23 AM   #1
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View Pictures on CD


I received a CD from a relative with digital pictures from a recent reunion. When I put it in the CD-ROM, it tries to AUTOPLAY, but nothing shows up as in Windows. If I go to the CD-ROM 1, it says the following:
mount: /dev/hdc is not a block device
My book says the files should be detected and read when the CD-ROM begins, but I'm confused. If I go to F-Spot and try to Import the pictures, of course I get the same message as above. Linux CE (7.04), Thanks. (PS I don't have Windows any more, thanks to this site!!)
 
Old 11-22-2007, 03:41 AM   #2
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Picture cds should work similar to music cds in that they are not mounted as a data cd would be mounted.

Start your graphics viewer (gwenview, pixie, or some other). Go to File - Open... and navigate through the directory tree to the cd drive and open it for viewing.
 
Old 11-22-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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Thanks BigRig...I use GThumb. When I go to my CD-RW/DVD+/-RW Drive, it says "Can't Mount UDF Volume". The Details say it is write protected. If I use my CD-ROM drive, it still says can't mount volume.
 
Old 11-22-2007, 04:12 PM   #4
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Just a couple of ideas
Are you sure that the CD is good? Can you view it on a windoze machine?

Sounds to me like the CD is not getting mounted. You can try to mount the CD manually as root. If it has a file system on it.
http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/mount8.html

Stick the CD in the drive and issue
Code:
dmesg | less
Scroll down to find out which drive the CD is if you are in doubt. Looks like /dev/hdc
Quote:
The Details say it is write protected
Try to mount it read only.

Also was it a multi session CD? You may have to mount the session that the pictures are on.

If it's a drive access permission problem then open your picture viewer as root and try to access the drive.

A little more info on what wrote the CD would be helpful. What kind of file system was put onto the CD. Or no file system, but requires a particular application to access it.

Also was it burned with just joliet and not rock ridge extensions? Or is it a picture CD with no file system? Your going to have to find out what you have.
 
Old 11-22-2007, 04:41 PM   #5
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How to mount CD into linux

yet another tutorial about How to mount CD into linux. Perhaps it gives you some ideas.
 
Old 11-23-2007, 01:13 PM   #6
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Thanks for the information and suggestions. I will contact my cousin in KS and see what they used to create the CD. As far as I know it is just pictures, but since it was a Norwegian family reunion, it could have been a Swedish program and therefore unintelligible to me!! I'll also see if any of my sisters could open it and report back.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 08:36 PM   #7
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Unable to view DVD

I installed XP on a 2nd HD and used Windows Media Player, the short video on the disk was viewable immediately and that was the intent. I will continue to find a program that works so easy on Linux to recognize the file and play it. Thanks again.
 
Old 03-03-2009, 02:30 AM   #8
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yet another tutorial about How to mount CD into linux. Perhaps it gives you some ideas.
Thank you guys, just realized I've neglected to!
 
Old 03-03-2009, 10:28 AM   #9
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If I had that problem I would use this.

I use vlc to play DVD movies and to see TV as an on-line stream. You might try vlc or mplayer with your Microsoft video file and to see if it opens and plays.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-ubuntu.html
 
  


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