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    Access Data from CD in linux

    Im trying to transfer my music from my windows over to my linux box. I burned a CD, but all the Mp3's are zipped.
    When I put the CD in I dont know where to find it at, do you know? And when I do find it is it possiable to unzipp that windows compress folder? Or Is there another way to get the Mp3's over from my Windows desktop to the linux box?
    I running a Dual boot XP home & Libranet 2.7
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    either put them on a share or FTP server.

    You should be able to mount your CDROM using the following command:

    mount /dev/<cdrom device> /mnt/cdrom

    on my redhat 9 box i would type "mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom" obvisously without the quotes

    that should work for you.

    ***EDIT***

    You should be able to unzip them using the UNZIP command.
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    Ok I found the device name /hdc | I type in xterm: mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
    And I get the following error mount: mount poit /mnt/cdrom does not exist

    But when I ran that command it shut the CDROM door so I know I getting close! Is there a command that you type to access the data on the cd? I mean will something pop up after I place in a cd after it starts reading the cd? Where do you all go after you put in a cd or does it just pop up a window?

    Any suggestions on what Im doing wrong?

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    If you installed linux on your box with the cd-rom attached, just go to a terminal and type:
    cd /mnt/
    then type:
    ls -a
    this will show you everything that is mounted. If you have one harddrive then your cd-rom device should be hdb. so:
    cd hdb
    then your file/s should be there. Copy it to another location, like your home directory:
    cp <filename> /home/<username>/
    then cd to your home directory:
    cd /~
    then use the unzip command:
    unzip <filename>

    dere you go.

    BTW I have never used libranet before, are you running in a terminal or a gui? And what made you go for that release?
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    If you installed linux on your box with the cd-rom attached, just go to a terminal and type:
    cd /mnt/
    then type:
    ls -a
    this will show you everything that is mounted. If you have one harddrive then your
    Ok, all this worked fine, but when I go to do the cd hdb it says "no such file or directory" I also put in cd hdc and it said the same thing. What am I doing wrong you think??

    Oh and I like this libranet because it was a one disk install and the apt-get feature makes installation and updates really quick and painless. Oh yeah, and because gore turned me on to it! Really though, this distro is very good.

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    hrmm could be easier ... the mount-problem is just cause the dir doesn't exist...

    mkdir /mnt/cdrom
    mount /dev/<device> /mnt/cdrom
    cd /mnt/cdrom
    cp * /dir/dir

    gunzip (or unzip) /dir/dir/file

    ***edit*** try a dmesg to see what device your system loaded as cdrom
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    Yeah, if you don't have your cd-rom mounted you will need to...well mount it. I won't repeat what shrekkie said. And are you using the free libranet or the OEM one that they are selling?
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    Its been along day but now I have my music on my linux box and I oh it all to the following members(no picticular order)

    gore : Thnx for everything all the help on linux on the board and in PM's your Uber in my mind!!!

    Shrekkie: Hmmmmmmr......... Your one bad a$$ motha and I will also think your Uber!!!!

    Lansing_Banada: Your pretty cool dude you were willing to help me out on the board I always respect you for that!

    Tekno: Your my newbie friend I like some tekno & and I used to go to rave so I like you right off the bat thnx for the help bra!

    I hope this crapp didnt sound sabby but it meant the world to me

    thnx !mitationRust
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