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Old 07-01-2003
How to Copy Contents from CD to Hard disk

Hello all..

Iam New to Unix Environment. I need to copy .cpio file from CD to a Folder on Sun 5.8 Box.

Can anyone give me the commands to execute this ?..

Thanks in advance
Ron
# 2  
Old 07-01-2003
mount the cd then

cp <location/of/file> <destination/of/file>
# 3  
Old 07-01-2003
How to tell the Location of the File ?...

In PC's, we say like d:\ .....

What is the equalent command on Unix ?...

thanks
Ron
# 4  
Old 07-01-2003
On unix when you mount a disk, you specify a mount point. For example, if I mount /dev/md/dsk/d6 on /opt, then the files would all be under /opt.

Cdrom's under SunOS are usually handled by the volume manager. By default the volume manager will mount under /cdrom/<something> where <something> is a string that it got from the cd.

Try the command:
df -k
and see if you see anything with a "cdrom" in it.
# 5  
Old 07-06-2003
somethign that migrants from windows to (unix
)'s might find confusing is the concept of one single file system hierarchy ( dont mind the spelling, its late). the different drives in windows, C: D: E:, etc etc, is a mistake left over from something never fixed in earlier versions of DOS. DOS has a merge command that will put and E: drive in a C:\somefolder\E which is similar to the UNIX filesystem. every single device in UNIX, be it the monitor or hardrive in unix will be located in the /dev/ directory. so lets say the first IDE drive which would have been C: in windows is mounted as /. this drive is really /dev/hda. probably /dev/hda2 and /dev/hda1 is the boot partition. anyway, if you wanted to copy a file from a cdrom, well, if I wanted to, i would put it in my home directory. so after executing the command mount /dev/cdrom (that should be in your /etc/fstab for convienience) i would execute, cp /cdrom/myfile /home/user1/myfile
the file located on your cdrom would then be copied to user1's home directory as 'myfile'. i hope that was clear and understandable. i just re read that and it looks alright. i will read it again and fix anything that dosnt make any sense tomorrow. hope that helped!

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