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Old 10-01-2005, 08:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mounting DVD thru Samba?

I have an iBook which does not have a DVD drive - however, I want to install some software which is only contained on a DVD. Can install this remotely using my Linux box (which does have a DVD drive) - with or without Samba?

I think I should. However, its not clear that my DVD drive can even read the DVD. ls /media/dvd produces message 'No medium found'

Old 10-01-2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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There are many ways to automatically or manually mount a dvd/cd. It looks like you are using one of the automatic variants. Maybe a little more information about your distribution or how the dvd gets mounted would help.

And yes it is possible to share the dvd drive through samba.

Last edited by Mik; 10-01-2005 at 11:05 AM.
Old 10-02-2005, 11:37 AM   #3
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I'm using Suse 9.3 on an old i386 box; my dvd device name is MATSHIT ADVD-ROM SR-8544A (this is what YAST tells me its detected - it is an old DVD player, probably purchased in 2000.

My Samba code to share the dvd:
comment = Linux DVD
path = /media/dvd
locking - no
preexec = /bin/mount /media/dvd
postexec = /bin/mount /media/dvd

THanks for your help!

Last edited by gblasius; 10-02-2005 at 01:56 PM.


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