[olug] SCO UNIX/LINUX help needed

Mike Hostetler hostetlerm at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 19:46:42 UTC 2006

On 1/12/06, Charles Bird <thebirdman at operamail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to copy some files from a UNIX app that is very important and the usual command to do this is not working as I "planned"
> #cp /mnt/cdrom/filename.z /var/holdingtank/  <-- thats what i type and I get this after about 30 seconds...
> cp: reading '/mnt/cdrom/filename.z': Input/output error
> #
> Is there a way to get a more verbose message about the error?

Probably not -- cp has a "verbose" option that it only prints the filename

> The cd I am reading is superclean on the surface, and I can cp other files off this disc, not this one though.

Interesting -- because it seems like there is an error in just that section.

You could try "uncompress -c /mnt/cdrom/filename.z|compress
/var/hold/filename.z" but I doubt that will help.

> These files are for a "OOOOOLLLLDDDD" SCO Open Server Box and I am cp to Slackware.
> Any Ideas?

If you get real desperate, you could make an ISO image from the CD,
mount it via mount's loopback interface, and then copy it from there.

Mike Hostetler

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