In this tutorial I’m assuming that your CD-ROM is an IDE device.
You’re going to need to know the name that Linux uses to identify your
CD-ROM. The easiest way to find this name is to look for it in all of
the text that appears on the screen right after Monkey is booted. Use
‘Shift+Page Up’ and ‘Shift+Page Down’ to find it. The line that you’re looking for reads something like:
hdc: CD-ROM CDR_U112, ATAPI CDROM drive
In this case, hdc is the name that Linux uses to identify the CD-ROM.
Write down the name of your CD-ROM because you’re going to need it when
you issue the ‘mount’ command.
Instead of using drives to access the contents of a compact disc,
Linux uses the ‘mount’ command along with a ‘mount point’. Log in as the
super user (root), insert a cd into your CD-ROM device and type these
commands (replace hdc with the name of your CD-ROM):
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /cdrom -o ro MOUNT COMPACT DISC
cd /cdrom CHANGE TO /cdrom DIRECTORY
ls -a LOOK AT CONTENTS OF DISC
cd / CHANGE TO ROOT DIRECTORY
umount /cdrom UNMOUNT COMPACT DISC
If you’d like to know what all that mess following the mount command
means, then I suggest you install manpages.tgz and issue the ‘man mount’
command. Be sure to ‘umount’ your mount points before logging out.