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Using my CD-Rom in Linux RH 5.2

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I have RH 5.2, Intel version. It comes with a Apps CD, but i can not figure out how to look at the CD to get the apps off of it... any suggestions?
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mount /cdrom; ls -l /cdrom

if it fails, check /etc/fstab if it contains a entry for your
cdrom.
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how do i add a CD-Rom? it said it could not find one...
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add a line as follows in /etc/fstab:

/dev/sdcd1     /cdrom   iso9660 ro,user 0 0

(please see   man fstab before, specially for what you need to use instead of   /dev/sdcd1 !!)
then  mount /cdrom  should work.
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Um, i just started using this yesterday, you are going to have to go through it step by step, thanks...
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also, could we do this by email, it is fast that way, on my part at least...

djtansey@bigfoot.com

thanks...
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by:zblaxell
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Actually in Red Hat 5.2, /etc/fstab should say:

/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom      iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0

you might want to replace 'noauto,ro' with 'noauto,user,nosuid,nodev,ro' if you want to mount and umount CD-ROM's as a non-root user.

Red Hat 5.2 should set up a symbolic link 'cdrom' to whatever your CD-ROM device you installed Red Hat from.
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Thank you very much
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