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Old 06-07-2003, 08:37 PM   #1
UKMan
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Cool Just being polite folks


Hi
Some pointers about lil' ol me:
Im an oldie/newbie - he he

Not new to forums, so i know the routine.

Been using M$ for years - probably before many of you where even thought of.
Decided it was time to break new ground and dug up an old version of Mandrake i downloaded a while back - 8.2.
Finally got it working after many many hours of configuring the network - pheeww

I know nothing about Linux, i mean nothing!!
Im lost totally - but its fun

Im probably doing it all wrong, but at least i can surf and get my email - yeah !!

Im gonna be posting LOTS of questions about firewalls/security/cameras/plugins - so PLEASE be patient and i will be nice in return. That way, you will be helping me become a "used to be newbie" - he he.

Maybe then i can contribute back to this forum

BTW - i hate SPAM and flooding and i dont like rudeness (apart from a joke or two of course)

Thanks for the oportunity of posting here )

Peace
UKMan
 
Old 06-07-2003, 08:59 PM   #2
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hey glad you could join us. I started off much the same as you and I actually started out using Mandrake 8.2 though it had just been released at that time. If I were you I would update to Mandrake 9.1 and you'll probably have an easier time with configuring somethings.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 04:05 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Riley
hey glad you could join us. ..........
Yepp - i think a download of the newer version will be on my list of "things to do", once i figure out how to get my burner working in Linux that is

If all else fails, i can dl from within XP (cheating i know) and burn from there he he.

btw - thx again for the tips in my first post in the "Newbie" section.

Peace
UKMan
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:08 PM   #4
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it may depend on your burner but I know it was automatically set up for me in Mandrake 8.2 using the scsi driver to burn to the cdrw.
My favorite burner is eroaster if you installed it with the multimedia packages it will be in the mandrake menu at applications->archiving->cd-burning->eroaster

if all else fails try cdrecord at the command line
cdrecord -scanbus (must be run as root) tells you how to access your device

what it tells you will probably be that it is at 0,0,0
so type the command like this

cdrecord dev=0,0,0 speed=(your highest speed) cd.iso
 
Old 06-08-2003, 03:12 PM   #5
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@Riley - well, i configured Toast and it found my CD burner ok - BUT:

When i try to access my CD's, i get this error:
"Unable to enter file:/mnt/cdrom2. - You do not have access rights to this location."

I am logged on as "root". How do i access my cdroms then ?

The icons for cdrom, cdrom2 and floppy all have a "padlock" on them ?

Peace
UKMan

Last edited by UKMan; 06-08-2003 at 03:14 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 03:25 PM   #6
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hmmm that's odd every user should be given access to those devices (default anyway). At least that's what has always happened in my experience. Using the gui you can right click on them and go to properties and then click the permissions tab and you can set it to allow access.

This is somewhat like setting read only in windows. You can set it to allow you to write to it.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 03:40 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Riley
hmmm that's odd every user should be given access to those devices (default anyway). At least that's what has always happened in my experience. Using the gui you can right click on them and go to properties and then click the permissions tab and you can set it to allow access.

This is somewhat like setting read only in windows. You can set it to allow you to write to it.
Yepp - all the permissions are ok - but no access allowed.
The strange thing is, when i do an upgrade or update and it asks for the CD to be inserted, then it installs ok from them

I did a search on this forum for the same problem and it seems i am not alone -even for users of ver9 !

Last edited by UKMan; 06-08-2003 at 03:42 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 03:52 PM   #8
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OK - problem solved - he he.....

I must have a dud CD

When i put in another CD, the "padlock" dissapeared and i was able to read the contents of the CD. Same thing with the other CDROM drive -he he

It seems i must start learning that this IS NOT WINDOWS and that the messages are a little different. I would have expected "CD drive empty" or something - but i guess not - sorry for the trouble im causing - back to the manual....

Peace
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Old 06-09-2003, 01:57 AM   #9
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hey all questions are cool. The manuals are hard to find information from a lot of times. A board like this was what helped me when I was new to linux so don't feel bad asking questions.
Easy questions helps me feel like I know something

btw the file manager (Konqueror or whatever) will give you a non-descriptive error like that but if you use cd playing/burning software it will probably give you a better error message.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 08:16 PM   #10
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Try the command line. It doesn't hurt and you get to see the real error messages and can post them for help here.

# CD burning info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus
Adding an IDE CD-Writer to Linux
CD Writing HOWTO
# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -Jr -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast

It would be an excellent idea to download both of these:

Linux Newbie Administrator Guide - quick reference guide
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition - detailed explanations available in hard cover as well.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 08:46 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the help guys - as i posted above, i have managed to solve the problem. It was a "dud" CD that was causing the problem. Also, i have now downloaded version 9.1 of Mandrake and as you can see, its working fine. I also was able to reinstall "Guarddog" firewall - he he.

But rest assured, i will be back with more questions. This forum is a great place, you all answer very quickly and politely - great job

Peace
UKMan
 
  


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