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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:24 am    Post subject: LXFDVD156 - dvd2usb.sh Page 111 Reply with quote

Can't make sense of the of the directions given on page 111 associated with the above or from the dvd2usb.html. Could you please give an example .to illustrate what you mean by . with the path suitably modified to fit wherever your DVD has been mounted - without this it's a waste of time.

I'm attempting to get a Linux OS on a USB stick to install on a IBM Thinkpad 600X, hence without the above assistance I'm ... into the wind.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This assumes that you already have a working Linux on a computer with a DVD drive and space in your home directory for the DVD image (approx 4.2 gb) put the DVD into the drive then bring up a terminal and type either
Code:
sudo /media/LXFDVD156/dvd2usb.sh
or
sudo bash /media/LXFDVD156/dvd2usb.sh
please note that you can use the tab key to auto-complete the path to the DVD**

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command-line_completion
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The example is what is given in the text, but the exact location that the DVD contents appear can vary according to the distro and desktop you are using. The example of /media/LXFDVD156 is the most common location, but if the disc's contents show up elsewhere on your system, such as /media/cdrom, change the command accordingly.

Unfortunately, the security policies used to mount DVDs in most systems mean you cannot simply click an icon on the DVD. This would be ideal as there would be no need to know the exact path, but most systems mount DVDs with the ability to run programs and scripts like this disabled. Re-enabling that requires the terminal and knowledge of the disc's mount point, and if you have that you may as well run the script as described.
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