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Old 12-31-2006, 10:46 AM   #1
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how do i get access to the cdrom


i am a new user to linux.
my question is how to get access to the cdrom content.
meaning to browse the cd
 
Old 12-31-2006, 10:56 AM   #2
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i am a new user to linux.
my question is how to get access to the cdrom content.
meaning to browse the cd
mount /media/cdrom0 /dev/cdrom0
krusader --left /media/cdrom0 --right ~

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Old 12-31-2006, 11:04 AM   #3
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mount /media/cdrom0 /dev/cdrom0
krusader --left /media/cdrom0 --right ~
ummmmmm---NO
the order is reversed, must be:
mount /dev/cdrom0 /media/cdrom0
and--this assumes that the mountpoint /media/cdrom0 has been created.
What's krusader? Not on my machine...
 
Old 12-31-2006, 11:08 AM   #4
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Depending on the distro, putting a CD in the drive should result in an icon showing up in the desktop.
Also, look in /media or /mnt to see what mount points are defined. Let's say there is an entry "/media/cdrom" Sometimes all you have to do is enter "mount /media/cdrom"

So, tell us what distro you are using--and what you find in those directories.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 11:09 AM   #5
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ummmmmm---NO
the order is reversed, must be:
mount /dev/cdrom0 /media/cdrom0
and--this assumes that the mountpoint /media/cdrom0 has been created.
What's krusader? Not on my machine...
well, tnx for correction..
krusader is a twin-panel file manager for KDE, my favourite one
 
Old 12-31-2006, 12:19 PM   #6
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The konqueror filemanager can be spit into two or more panes. You can even open a new tab.

Using konqueror, you might try entering sysinfo:/. This will list your devices and allow you to mount drives and discs easily. You can also enter media:/. This will list your mounted drives and automount drives. Another protocol smb:/ is for samba network shares.
 
  


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