Maple 11 on openSUSE 11.3

I want to install my cd copy of Maple 11 on openSUSE 11.3. The “system requirements” say it works with suse linux 9.3, 10.0, and 10.1, but maple 11 is old, so those were the latest versions at that time (I assume).

When I put the install cd for linux in, the only option I get is to “copy with k3b”. I can’t open the the cd or do anything with it.

So, does anybody know how I can access my cd and install from it?

Thanks.

Is there no way to manually mount the cd and read from it?

MisterEwok wrote:

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> Is there no way to manually mount the cd and read from it?
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You can try the following (I simply copied it from an old thread):

mount the disk manually. To mount the disk contents to the usual directory,
do from a terminal (don’t type the comments inside the parenthesis:

su -
(enter root password)
mkdir /mnt/cdrom (only do this if the mount directory doesn’t exist; off
course you can give it another sensible name, avoid spaces and weird
characters)
mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom (if by a very small chance your drive is assigned
another device name, you’ll have to find it. Fortunately, Yast’s hardware
info will show it it the CD-ROM listing details. OR you can use one of the
symlinks, like /dev/cdrom, /dev/dvd, etc.)

You can close the terminal now if you wish.

To eject the drive you have to unmount it. Again from a terminal type:

su
(enter root password)
umount /mnt/cdrom (you can also use the device name here, as in umount
/dev/sr0 OR umount /dev/cdrom OR /dev/dvd, OR…)


openSUSE 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.5 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
openSUSE 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Duo T9300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.5 | Quadro FX
3600M | 4GB Ram

As an additional comment (I never used maple on linux) even if you succeed
in mounting and reading the cd, it is also possible that your maple is
simply too old for current linux versions.

If it is not essential for you that it is maple you use as a computer
algebra system you may want to have a look at some open source systems like
maxima, together with the wxmaxima gui it is what I use.


openSUSE 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.5 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
openSUSE 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Duo T9300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.5 | Quadro FX
3600M | 4GB Ram

That worked. I had to use

mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom

And I was able to run the installer from the disk.

Thanks. And I’ll check out maxima and others.

MisterEwok wrote:

> Thanks. And I’ll check out maxima and others.
>
Glad to hear it works. Have much fun.


openSUSE 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.5 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
openSUSE 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Duo T9300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.5 | Quadro FX
3600M | 4GB Ram