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Old 06-20-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
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simple Installation process

Hey everyone, I have a simple question about running a command in terminal. I have a file that I want to boot froma cd, how do I change a directory and jump into the cd to execute the file.
The location of the cd itself is /media.

Please help, thanks for your time.
Old 06-20-2006, 10:38 AM   #2
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I don't hink you need to actually enter the cdrom directory to execute it. It could probaly be done, but I can't think of a good reason.

As root, just type ./media/cdrom/
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A tiny correction to rickh's suggestion: perhaps it was a typo, but IIRC prefixing a path with a dot is only necessary when you are already inside the directory ('.' represents the current working directory).
And another common reason for scripts to fail is that they have not been made executable (e.g. "chmod u+x").
Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by JunctaJuvant
And another common reason for scripts to fail is that they have not been made executable (e.g. "chmod u+x").
That won't apply in this situation. The OP was talking about a CD, and you can't change file permissions on a read-only filesystem.

Since this is apparently a shell script, you could just explicitly run it with BASH, like this:
bash /media/cdrom/
Old 06-21-2006, 10:05 AM   #5
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thanks for the help guys, I will talk to you soon.


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