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Old 10-19-2004, 11:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy won't list contents of cdrom

I just installed Slackware Linux 7.0 using the Linux for dummies book. There is a section regarding installing packages from different locations. When I run the pkgtool utility and change the drive to the cdrom - /cdrom/slakware/xap - I get a prompt for the cdrom directory - when I type ls to get a directory listing, there are no files there. I have an atapi cdrom and when I installed the software it recognized the cdrom drive.
Any suggestions? Is it not recognizing the cdrom drive at all or am I lost in a directory tree somewhere? Thanks.
Old 10-19-2004, 11:39 AM   #2
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Try this:
mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
It starts your CDROM and links CDROM to the contents of the CD.
Old 10-19-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
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adding to the above post: type that as root.

When you wish to remove the cd, you must unmount it with the umount command (notice the "n" is not present in the command):
root# umount /cdrom
Note: substitute /cdrom for the directory where you originally mounted it (if same as above post, just ignore this note).


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