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Old 12-09-2005, 03:53 AM   #1
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How do i read the content of a CD?


As you can guess by the question i know nothing about linux. Fairly good with windows but want to move to linux.

I installed Suse 10.0 last night. All went well and i got up and running.

However, if i want to stick a cd in the cd drive and then open a file on it (for example) how do i do that?

Please keep it simple.

Old 12-09-2005, 04:47 AM   #2
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open a terminal type /mnt/dev/cdrom
Old 12-09-2005, 04:51 AM   #3
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also try right clicking in your desktop then mount cdrom
Old 12-09-2005, 05:02 AM   #4
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open a terminal and type:

1. mount /dev/cdrom --mount the device
2. cd /mnt/cdrom --open the directory where the cdrom is mounted

you can also open it using gui. what desktop environment(KDE, GNOME, XFCE, ETC...) are you using?
Old 12-09-2005, 05:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for the Replys.

How do i open a terminal?

What does it mean to 'mount' the cdrom? Can't i just do something similar to windows explorer and just click on the cdrom?

I'm using KDE.
Old 12-09-2005, 08:03 AM   #6
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A terminal is like a dos in Windows so u will find it as the name "Terminal" in your GUI by searching in the aka "start" button like Win.

In some linux u hv to mount cdrom manually,
unlike Win they mount it automatic.
TRy the above commands by other guys listed, u should get it going & your cd drive should access e drive automatically e next time.
Old 12-09-2005, 09:43 AM   #7
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If your CD drive is already mounted, and is recognized by the drive is just as easy to access it as it is in Windows.
1- In KDE, you look for the 'HOME' icon, on your desktop (the little house icon), click it. It will open a window that is somewhat similar to what you see in 'My Computer' in windows.
2- Now at the top menu click on 'Go', then click on the sub menu 'Storage Media'. This will list all the storage media that is in your computer, and there you should see a pretty little cd icon, as you do in windows.
3-Click on it and you will see the content of your CD.

*If you don't see your cd there, follow the steps described above (in the other threads) to mount your cd. After you done that you will see the little icon there.

*The console you can find by clicking in the 'Home' icon, then on the top menu select 'Tools', in the sub-menu select 'Open Terminal' (or you may just press the F4 button after you opened the 'Home' window, and this will open a console).

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