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How can I browse my cdrom?
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2005, 18:41    Post_subject:  How can I browse my cdrom?  

I've downloaded some themes which I then burned to a cd which I want to install from the cd since I can't connect to the internet with my laptop where pup is installed. How do I do it? How can I browse my cdrom?
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Ian
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2005, 19:14    Post_subject:  

If you are using Puppy 1.0.3 or 4 click on tha Start button, bottom left, move the pointer up to File Managers and click on MUT Media Utility Tool.

Wait for the information to be displayed and identify your CDROM, click on the word 'Mount' and this should open a rox filer window displaying the contents of your CD.

When you are finished go through the procedure again only this time click on 'Unmount' otherwise you will not be able to eject the CD.
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gonzo90017

Joined: 22 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2005, 19:26    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the fast response. I kept trying to type in commands and nothing. Just started using Linux a few days ago after being a long time Windows user (still am) But i'm starting to get the hang of it. Anyways is there any way to create a desktop link to it?
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2005, 22:56    Post_subject:  

1) open ROX

2) browse to /mnt/cdrom

3) using your mouse drag and drop the cdrom icon to your desktop

4) to mount: right click and select mount

5) to unmount: right click and select unmount

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If this does not work check the text file /etc/fstab and see if cdrom is in there

If is and it still doesn't work - put a data cdrom in the drive Smile
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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2005, 23:50    Post_subject:  

interestingly, rox 2.2.0 mounts /mnt/cdrom automatically when you click it ... it unmounts it automatically when you close the rox window

rox does this for any drive listed in fstab
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug 2005, 00:09    Post_subject:  

For beginner's interest

Puppy comes with ROX 2.0

GuestToo has put together a package to update it to version 2.2 which has more features.

More info at this link:

http://www.murga.org/%7Epuppy/viewtopic.php?t=1786
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flamesage


Joined: 01 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug 2005, 02:54    Post_subject:  

EVIL!
I just used that, and it reset all of my shortcuts on my desktop!
*growls*
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug 2005, 11:07    Post_subject:  

Lobster, where is that post where you told how you back up your pup001 file (by changing the name, wasn't it?) Cool
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug 2005, 12:56    Post_subject:  

I think the little fishees ate it

Well it is a dog eat dog world . . .

use Mut (from the start menu) - click on Rox in your hard drive
right click on pup001 and rename

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gonzo90017

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug 2005, 17:48    Post_subject:  

My icons remained in place. But now I can't seem to change my desktop image?
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