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Old 10-15-2004, 05:23 AM   #1
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Mountaning an Iso Image and more

Hello everybody. I have a couple of questions so if you can help me out. I am running Mandrake 10.0 on kernel 2.6. I am new to linux, but i like it even if i can't do a few things that i could do in windows. I know that this is only because of my lack of experience. There is an answer and solution that might come so all you need is to find it. So...
I want to know how i use in ISO image in linux i downloaded some with bittorent and now i just can't find it and that is the second question. How do i find some file in my linux directories.
The third question is that the video does not work. I finally managed to run the mplayer and xine with all their dependencies but i only get a green window instead of a movie. Help me out please.
So the questions are:
1: How do i find an ISO image that i downloaded with bittorent?
2: How do i use it?
3: How can i play video files? they are not divx or xvid just a little videos of 1 to 3 Mb of pranks?
I am just a
Old 10-15-2004, 06:44 AM   #2
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1. if you have updated your (s)locate database, which normally is done once/24h, use

locate *part_of_the_name_of_iso*.iso
(so you'll find the name Linux_ISO_cd_1-xx.yy.iso by giving command locate *Linux*.iso for example)

if you haven't updated the database, as root, run updatedb and if your (s)locate is broken or don't have it or little green men stole it, you can use (possibly much more time-taking) method like this:

 find / -name <filename>
where you can replace ./ with the directory where you start the search, like ./ or /home/somebody or /etc and so on..

2. mounting is easy:
mount -o loop -t iso9660 isofilename.iso /path/to/mountpoint
where /path/to/mountpoint is some directory and isofilename.iso is the ISO's filename.

3. for every video, you'll need somekind of codecs I think if you use mplayer, go to their site and download the codec packs you need.

all this could have been found using google...
Old 10-29-2004, 12:29 AM   #3
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no go

i also wanted to mount iso to view and/or author dvd etc etc

used the mount command and got

mount -o loop -t iso9660 /home/wizard/coll.cd1-stormvcd.iso /mnt/coll1
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
or too many mounted file systems
(could this be the IDE device where you in fact use
ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed?)

will be trying cd-emu but any help will be appreciated nevertheless

thnxs in advance

Last edited by wannabe; 10-29-2004 at 12:52 AM.


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