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Monkey Linux
current version 06
released 9/5/1997
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CD-ROM DEVICE
 
     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.
 

 
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