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Very noob question. How do i explore a cd/dvdrom in mandriva

Postby AJB2K3 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:30 am

Sorry for posting a stupid Noobish question but,
How do i explore a cd/dvdrom in mandriva?
in windows you would goto mycomputer>cdrom/dvdrom but linux is to different for me to work this one out. :? :( :?
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RE: Very noob question. How do i explore a cd/dvdrom in mand

Postby Flea » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:34 am

The answer differs depending on your distro, generally you will find your external media under /mnt for example /mnt/cdrom /mnt/dvd etc. You may need to "mount" the disk before you can read its contents but I think Mandriva does this automatically anyway.

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RE: Very noob question. How do i explore a cd/dvdrom in mand

Postby towy71 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:58 am

I seem to recall that when you put a disk in the drive an icon appears on the desktop ;-)
to save your blushes have a look here: http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/

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RE: Very noob question. How do i explore a cd/dvdrom in mand

Postby AJB2K3 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:30 am

thanks the link is veryuseful

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RE: Very noob question. How do i explore a cd/dvdrom in mand

Postby linuxgirlie » Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:08 pm

Sometimes the icons don't appear on the desktop to do so, right-click your desktop go to configure desktop -> in the left hand side choose behaviour -> On the top tabs choose device icons. and then go down and click on umounted cd, mounted cd, unmounted rewriter and mounted rewriter, that was if it doesn't auto-mount you can right click on the icon and choose mount.
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