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Old 08-11-2003, 11:07 PM   #1
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file distributions for documents


Hello All:

Sorry for the multiple posts but I've got alot of questions and am such a newbie that I don't think I'm housebroken yet.

Anyway, I've got a documentation cd w/ distro 7.3, and I have no idea where things go.
It'd be nice to copy the contents of the cd to a directory, but I lack knowledge on the where's, why's, what's and how's, and don't want to start schmearing stuff all over the place.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

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Old 08-12-2003, 12:26 AM   #2
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To mount the CD-ROM, open a terminal window and type:
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mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
The contents of the CD will be in /mnt/cdrom directory.

When you are done with the CD, you will need to un-mount it:
Code:
umount /dev/cdrom
Rute User's Tutorial
http://wwwacs.gantep.edu.tr/linux/rute/
 
Old 08-12-2003, 08:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Mathieu

But I guiess I wasn't precise in my post. I know how to mount my cdrom (and my floppy). However, I'd like to:

automount it if it's possible , so that I don't have to mount / umount everytime I want to use the cdrom .

I don't know about the file system hierarchy, what goes where. So my second question is: where do I copy files to? I'd like to copy files from the documentation cd that came w/ the distro, and I don't know where to copy them. I ask because in the future I'd rather not have a million files all over the place. I rather know where things are.

Looking forward to your reply.

Thanks again,

ergo_sum
 
Old 08-12-2003, 09:38 AM   #4
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Oh...

If you want to automount, you can use the autofs service.
Take a look at the Automount HowTO.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Automount.html

As for the docs, you can place them within a subdirectory in the home directory.
There is no specific location for documentation.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 09:57 AM   #5
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Thanks much, Mathieu. Will do.
Just want to clarify, can I automount floppy and cdrom?
I'll take a look at my RH hdd (yes, I'm swapping hdd's until I can get my lt winmodem upandrunning) to see what commands I use for mounting both.
And I'll definitely take a gander at the automount howto.

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Old 08-12-2003, 10:13 AM   #6
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Yes, you can automount all types of cdrom drives and USB floppy drives.
As for the internal floppy drive, I never had to much success.

You can always create a script and place an icon on your desktop for that script.

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(yes, I'm swapping hdd's until I can get my lt winmodem up and running)
You can always setup dual boot.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 10:17 AM   #7
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Thanks much, Mathieu.

Re: dual boot: I think I'll pass on that. I don't much trust either os for a dual boot. And since I don't have the necessary hardware for correctly backing up both hdd's, I'll just settle for a straight migration.

Thanks,

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Old 08-12-2003, 11:01 AM   #8
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There is nothing to worry about if you use GRUB or Lilo - both are Linux bootloaders.
They work fine.

There are many threads on LQ concerning dual booting.

GRUB Manual
http://www.gnu.org/manual/grub/html_mono/grub.html
 
  


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