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    Thumbs down Problems with study material

    Below is the course material and when enter get total 0, I am running Ubuntu inside Oracle's VMware box. Can anyone put a light what is going wrong as the material supplied by the OU states the total should be 8 etc. kevin@VAIO:~$ ls -l /media
    total 8
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2009-10-25 14:47 cdrom -> cdrom0
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-25 14:47 cdrom0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2009-10-25 14:47 floppy -> floppy0
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-25 14:47 floppy0 (Some direction advice of where do I find the answer why this isn't working?) Text book? etc?
    Last edited by awatkins1971; April 16th, 2013 at 08:10 PM.

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    Re: Problems with study material

    looking at what you posted, I can't tell where the 0 is you're talking about, nor where you think the 8 should be. You'll need to post a lot more. Also, don't be surprised if much if any help is forthcoming - most of us prefer not to work on someone's homework - that's what school and teachers/profs are for.

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    Re: Problems with study material

    From the Ubuntu Forums Code of Coduct (Which you agreed to in order to post here) ...

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    Re: Problems with study material

    Quote Originally Posted by awatkins1971 View Post
    (Some direction advice of where do I find the answer why this isn't working?) Text book? etc?
    Pointing in the right direction is fine.

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    Re: Problems with study material

    You're not looking in the right directory.
    If your CD is being automatically mounted correctly then it should be in the /media/cdrom0 directory, not the /media directory. What is the output of...
    Code:
    ls /media/cdrom0
    However, there should be no reason at all that you have to use the terminal. When you insert a CD/DVD it should automatically appear in the left-hand pane of nautilus (the file manager).

    I've done quite a few modules with the OU in the past, and I've never had any Linux compatibility issues. The material has all been pdf's, videos or html files so there shouldn't be a problem with accessing any of it.
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Problems with study material

    Quote Originally Posted by awatkins1971 View Post
    Below is the course material and when enter get total 0, I am running Ubuntu inside Oracle's VMware box. Can anyone put a light what is going wrong as the material supplied by the OU states the total should be 8 etc. kevin@VAIO:~$ ls -l /media
    total 8
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2009-10-25 14:47 cdrom -> cdrom0
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-25 14:47 cdrom0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2009-10-25 14:47 floppy -> floppy0
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-25 14:47 floppy0 (Some direction advice of where do I find the answer why this isn't working?) Text book? etc?
    You're certainly going to need to give people some idea what this 0 and 8 actually are.

    At the moment they are just numbers.



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    Re: Problems with study material

    Thank you to all those who gave me positive feedback, and an idea where and why it isn't working correctly, Some parts of the code I'm picking up other bits not so, but i'm learning what bits needs to go where?

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