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Old 12-10-2002, 05:01 PM   #1
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Talking Confirmation of mtab & fstab

Would any of you be able to confirm for me what these two files should be reading for cdrw mnt/hdc dev/hdc? My files read as follows


/dev/hdc /mnt/hdc supermount rw,dev=/dev/hdc,fs=iso9660 0 0


none /mnt/hdc supermount dev=dev/hdc,fs=iso9660,- -,rw 0 0

the reason that i ask is that i am trying to copy some files onto a blank cd and the terminal is telling me

cp -vR /home/daniel/Documents/Backup* /mnt/hdc/mystuff
cp: cannot create directory /mnt/hdc/mystuff : read only file system

i would be grateful if anyone could print what they have, or explain why the fs is read only, or any thing else i might want to know.

ps in case you were wondering, yes i have been editing these files, but only cos i couldn't write anything anyway!

Thank you in advance
Old 12-10-2002, 05:51 PM   #2
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here is mine

/dev/hda5 / reiserfs defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom2 auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/lfs ext2 defaults 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs noauto 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /windows/D vfat noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hda7 swap swap pri=42 0 0

dev/hd?? /c-fat vfat noauto,user,umask=000 0 0

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat user,defaults,umask=000 0 0

First, as root, make sure the partition is unmounted with the command umount /mnt/win.

Edit the /etc/fstab file and change the line to this:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat noauto,user,defaults,umask=000 0 0
Old 12-11-2002, 09:50 PM   #3
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Hi, I noticed the message says "cannot create directory (mystuff)
what if you create the directory first then try copying the files?

Just an idea, but I'll look into it more and will let you know.
Old 12-11-2002, 09:55 PM   #4
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You can't just copy files to a blank CD, you need to burn them with a cd burning program. Have a look at this page for info on setting up a cdrw and this page for info on burning cd's.


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