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Old 11-02-2003, 11:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy I can't read long file names on my CDROM

I have a CD with some install scripts on it that crashes out halfway through because it contains some long file names that Linux 7.3 doesn't seem to be able to read.

When I look at the CD on a PC or Mac, they are fine, but when I mount the CD and look at the file names, they are cut short, so the scripts fail.

What am I doing wrong, are there any options I need to put into the mount command?

Appreciate any help you guys can give me
Old 11-02-2003, 12:46 PM   #2
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Upgrade redhat. That may work...
Old 11-02-2003, 01:52 PM   #3
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i'm running redhat 7.3 and i don't have that problem. after mounting, when you do an ls command, are file names cut off or are you talking about when you're running your script and are looking at maybe some verbose output from your script? doing an ls command on your cd mount point shouldn't be cutting off the filenames. if you're talking about what you see in the output of your script, then most likely, your script is deficient in some way in reading the filenames. if this is the case post your scripts and maybe some eyes here can help you with that.

edit: assumed when you said linux 7.3 you meant redhat.... i know, i know about when you assume, you make an ....

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Most likely support for Joliet isn't compiled
into your cdrom module (isofs.o)/your kernel.

If you have the kernel sources installed,
go to your source directory,
man menuconfig
find the file systems section,
there find ISO 9660 CDROM.



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