Mounting Optical Disks:
Mounting CD's and floppy disks:
If you are using Open Windows Environment, make sure you have a File Manager window already opened. If you do not have a File Manager window open, locate the mouse cursor on the background screen and hold down the right mouse button: a "Workspace" menu should appear. Continue to hold down the right mouse button while you move the cursor over "Programs ->" and then continue to move the mouse cursor over the right pointing arrow to get another menu from which you can choose "File Manager ..." when you release the mouse button. With a File Manager window open a new CD file manager window should open from which you can work. Notive the File Manager associated with the CD has an eject button. You can also cd to the directory off of the root / by typing in the command in a shell window "cd /cdrom" which is where the CD is mounted. To eject the CD from the CD-ROM dirve you can also enter the command "eject cdrom" with using the File Manager.
If you are using the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), open up a a File Manager window and change directories to cd/ cdrom or open a shell window and at the UNIX prompt: panet-name> cd /cdrom and then planet-name> ls -la to view the files. Similar to OpenWindows previously described above you can eject the CD by entering panet-name> eject cdrom: remember the CD can not be ejected if any application or shell window is positioned in that directory located on that CD.
NOTE: either the CDE or OpenWindows have a help section for you to practice and learn how to more efficiently use either windowing environment. Most students prefer CDE.