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Old 08-16-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
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cdrom mount / unmount


I have installed the new Severn
basic install on a clean drive
I am trying to load my cd that has some data files on it.
When I use system tools and disk management
the cd rom has /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660
in the second line under the floppy.

I did have a data cd in the drive but does not bring anything up.


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Old 08-16-2003, 11:05 PM   #2
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At the command line, type:
Code:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
The cdrom will be mounted in /mnt/cdrom

To unmount, type:
Code:
umount /dev/cdrom
 
Old 08-17-2003, 10:57 AM   #3
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Good morning Mathieu
I assume that this will be done running the Run Program window and then as SU?
Also code: is there something after that?
are those periods in the next line?

Or is all of this done through the Terminal Window.
Thank you.
Larry
 
Old 08-17-2003, 11:19 AM   #4
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from terminal or run program.
get used to the bash prompt in the termainal.
the code stuff is just the proper way
to quote a command.
code and then quotes means for you to type what's
in the quotes. in this context anyway.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 01:30 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for the help. I had tried unmount and kept getting errors so figured it was not working.
I did get my files copied into my home folder and will now be able to set up favorites and names etc.
Larry.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 02:00 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by lchisholm
I had tried unmount and kept getting errors so figured it was not working.
It's not 'unmount'. It's 'umount'. No 'n'.

umount /mnt/cdrom
 
Old 08-17-2003, 02:15 PM   #7
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Hi itsjustme:
Thanks for the update.
Now I am trying to figure out why I can't add and delete applications.
Trying to add KDEDesktop
says to load CD #2 which I do and it doesn't seem to find it.
Will keep trying the mount umount commands and see it it will
finally reqognize it.
My goal is to learn something new each day.

Larry.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 03:25 PM   #8
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Are you using the GUI tool

If yes, then you do not need to mount or un-mount the CD-ROM.
The GUI tool will do it automatically.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 03:35 PM   #9
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Hi Mathieu:
I am not sure what the gui tool is.
I find that when I try to install KDE and it asks for cd2 that it launches automount and then a cd icon shows up on the desktop.
I can view the contents on the screen but when you ans. yes to the cd is mounted it does not find it.
Thank YOu
Larry.
 
  


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