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Old 09-25-2005, 04:14 AM   #1
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So now how do I access my CD drive?

I HD installed DSL, and I wanted to throw some applications in and stuff... but yeah- this is my first time in Linux, and I'm totally retarded about it
Old 09-25-2005, 04:49 AM   #2
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you have to mount it first. Depending on how youre system is set up, some of the frollowing commands should do it:
mount /mnt/cdrom
# or
mount /dev/your_harddrive_dev /where/to/mount/
After a succesful mount, you can acess the CD from the mountpoint. When youre done with it, just issue:
umount /mnt/cdrom
# depending on where you mount if ofcourse
to deattach it and allow the CD tray to open.

Do note that this is a very common problem and you could easily have found the solution by either googling or searching the forum here. Remember this the next time you ask a question (:
Old 10-15-2005, 11:14 AM   #3
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With DSL is much more easier to use the facility provided.

On the bottom right corner you should found a square application.

Usually a cd-rom or hard disk is displayed, using the arrows go to your cd-rom drive ( hdc ) and hit the green toggle.

Once this one turns bright green, the device is mounted until you use the toggle once again to unmount it.


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