how to open the CDROM disk on redhat ?

Posted on 2004-11-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
i am a very new in Linux ..
i bought a CD.. include some prorams .. but didn't know how to open it ..  ! ;)
please if you know how to dfo this tell me .,

Question by:3ezz
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    As root:

    mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /cdrom

    /cdrom is the directory you want to mount it on. This directory must exist, so create it (or another directory if you prefer) to mount on.
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    i didnot understand you ..
    please can you tell me how .. in a more simple way ?
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    In linux you need to first mount cd-rom to system to be able see content of cd. Red hat can do that automaticaly for you. If not you need to issue command form console:
    # mount /mnt/cdrom
    then you can see content of cd in /mnt/cdrom folder.
    to unmount cd-rom
    # umount /mnt/cdrom
    # eject
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       Could you tell people which Linux you use? Fedora/RedHat, SuSE, Mandrake?


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    Ok, RedHat.
    Do you have the following line in /etc/fstab:
    /dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

    If yes, then do
    # mount /mnt/cdrom
    # cd /mnt/cdrom
    # ls -al <=== Similar to "dir" in Windows
    And run the programs there (Linux program only)
    # ./<program name>

    For running Windows programs in Linux, you nee "wine"

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    If you have setup linux with a graphical user interface like gnome or kde you should have an icon on your desktop representing the CD drive. Just click this icon and your CD should open. If that icon is missing you should have a look at the tools with which you can change the behaviour of your desktop (This will be different depending on the distro and desktop you are using). Here you should be able to select more icons that are displayed on your desktop. Don't forget not to login as root, but as another user. The default settings for grafical desktops are usually pretty meager as root, and it is a security hazard.

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