Re: CD images, ISO
From: Keith Krehbiel (redsilo_at_pldi.net)
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 14:32:58 -0600
Bill Unruh wrote:
> Again you gave us very little information.
> exactly what command did you run to try to mount the disks?
> Exactly what is the content of the /etc/fstab file?
I have not looked there yet, didn't know to look.
> What happens when you try
> mount -a
> after you have logged on as root?
> Give all output from that command.
I have not tried that either. I hope you don't mean for me to type the
output verbatim. That is what it will require to give what you ask for
at this point.
> What is the output when you type
> What happens if you type
> mount /mnt/cdrom
> If that does not work, what happens when you type
> mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
> and then, if there is no error messages
> ls /mnt/cdrom
ls usually returns no error but merely echoes what the pathlist I had typed.
I will try to get it all running again and do the things you suggested.
I think it is probably all good advice.
> Keith Krehbiel <email@example.com> writes:
> ]I am using Debian from a set of disks from Edmunds Enterprises of
> ]America. I am sure that I am not trying to access HFS+. It could very
> ]well be that I am trying to access the wrong partition numbers. I have
> ]had very limited success trying read the directory structure from within
> ]linux. I know that part of it is ignorance on my part. I have seen in
> ]threads that the error output can be directed to a file and the file
> ]then can be read and posted but I have not been able to complete the
> ]circle there. At this point I have not tried to install any sort of
> ]internet access onto linux. I figured to try to get the os working
> ]first. Maybe that is a mistake. Chalk it up to the simple mind.
> ]snip>That's overkill. If you omit a package during the initial install,
> ]you can
> ]simply install that package later. <clip
> ]I agree wholeheartedly that it is overkill. The reason I have found it
> ]necessary is that the only time I can access the installation library is
> ]from the initial installer and from the first boot following
> ]installation. In subsequent sessions I cannot access anything that is
> ]not on the boot partition and that includes the distribution CDs which I
> ]am relatively certain are not HFS+. The error I get at that point is
> ]that the file/directory I am trying to access does not exist. I have
> ]even tried to access another linux hard drive and that fails to work. Go
> ]figure. The first appears to be HFS or at least partially HFS and the
> ]remaining disks appear to be ISO9660, at least from MacOS.
> ]I tried the CD Copy function but, as you said, it expects a CD to be
> ]read and then written to a blank. I did, however, burn a disk with the
> ]image I had downloaded. I have not yet tried to read it from linux but
> ]the image opens from MacOS to look like the original disk that I had
> ]damaged. This is after opening the image. Opening the disk shows the
> ]image, not the directory structure as on the original.
> ]I tore down my system to move it out of the way after I installed the
> ]last time. Upon reassembling it in a different location I have not been
> ]able to boot again. This is a Mac problem not linux. I just have to
> ]remember which spell to cast to get it going again.
> ]Thank you for your help. I am sure that a lot of my trouble is caused
> ]by plain ignorance on my part.
> ]Rod Smith wrote:
> ]> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> ]> Keith Krehbiel <email@example.com> writes:
> ]> ]>>I have, so far, not found a way to access disks other than the system
> ]>>disk from inside linux. I am not sure if I have something wrong with
> ]>>the system or if it is an operator malfunction.
> ]> ]> ]> You might try posting details of what you've tried and what error messages
> ]> you get under an appropriately-titled thread. My initial guess is that
> ]> you're trying to mount HFS+ partitions, and Linux lacks support for HFS+.
> ]> (So far; I believe it's being worked on, although I've not looked into
> ]> this recently.) It could also be that you're just trying the wrong
> ]> partition numbers.
> ]> ]> ]>>At least this time I
> ]>>have emacs and am learning to use it. Several of my attempts to install
> ]>>omitted emacs and that was one of the reasons to reinstall: to get a
> ]>>tool to examine a few things.
> ]> ]> ]> That's overkill. If you omit a package during the initial install, you can
> ]> simply install that package later. I went back and skimmed your earlier
> ]> posts, but didn't see mention of what Linux distribution you're using, so
> ]> I can't provide specific instructions. In any event, it's usually easier
> ]> to fix an existing Linux installation than to re-install it.
> ]> ]> ]>>Discribe has an option to copy CD/DVD. I will try that next. It sounds
> ]>>like what you were describing.
> ]> ]> ]> CD-R software "copy" options usually expect to copy from one physical
> ]> medium to another, rather than from an image file to CD-R. I'm not
> ]> familiar with Discribe specifically, though, so I can't promise that this
> ]> isn't where the image copy option is located.