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Old 11-30-2004, 05:43 AM   #1
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how to mount dvd on fedora 2

just got the new fedora 3 but i dont know how to mount it on my fedora 2. im a very new user and was told that fedora 3 is easier to use... would like to install fedora 3...can anyone help

main problem is im on my linux right now and i dont know how to mount the dvd rom drive
Old 11-30-2004, 06:44 AM   #2
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$ mount /dev/cdrom

should do the trick. This should mount it at /mnt/cdrom. Depending on the permissions you have set
on the device you may need to be root to do this.

All this will really allow you to do though is to browse a bunch of files on the CD. What I really suspect
you want to do though is an upgrade from FC2 to FC3.

If so; reboot your computer with FC3 Disk1 in the cdrom drive. Let the system boot, and when it asks
you if you want to do an install or an upgrade, choose the upgrade... Most of the choices are self explanatory.

Old 11-30-2004, 11:52 AM   #3
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If it is a data dvd, then the mount command to browse the files on it will work.. if its an actual movie dvd, well, you can't mount it but you can play it with the proper applications, like mplayer.. be more specific in your questions and you'll get better replies.
Old 11-30-2004, 02:28 PM   #4
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Actually that is incorrect. You can mount a movie dvd, it's only audio CDs
that you can't mount (they don't have a filesystem).

# mount /dev/cdrom
# cd /mnt/cdrom
# ll
total 4
dr-xr-xr-x 2 4294967295 4294967295 40 Nov 25 2002 AUDIO_TS
dr-xr-xr-x 2 4294967295 4294967295 716 Nov 25 2002 VIDEO_TS

VIDEO_TS will contain *.VOB *.BUP and *.IFO files...

The VOB files are the actual movie files. They are broken up into 1Gb
chunks. You can play them directly (using mplayer or whatever).

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Old 11-30-2004, 11:01 PM   #6
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There's no need to mount dvd drive if you only want to play dvd movie. What DVD player do you use/like to use though?


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