Hi, My system specs first: AMD 64 3000+, running suse 9.1 pro (32 bit) dualboot with winxp., 512 ram. here are the ques on my mind: 1) what are users,owners groups in linux? the permissions are stated in 3 sets :which are for what? 2) what does mounting actually mean? when i point my mouse to the cdrecorder icon in the "devices" window, it says unmounted cd writer, but i can still read from it!(when i click on it) PS: my cd drive runs quite slowly in linux (compared to windows reading time, writing is ok). it takes quite some time to read a cd. any ideas? i have turned dma on. should i try udma or what? i have a sony cdwriter. 3) the open office version included in suse 9.1 seems to have some problems on my comp....when i write a doc in the word processor and print it out immediately w/o saving it, it does it well, but after i save it when i try to print it out, it prints the bold characters as italicised.anyone else with this problem? pdf files are printed well using acrobat. my printer is canon bjc2100sp(no specific drivers, but some other one works well) 4) how can i play cdaudio in xmms? thats it, for now.........(may undergo some editing to add ques later..) 5) can i install fedora off a dvd image on my hard drive? like suse or red hat? 6) is there a "daemon tools" for linux to load and read from cd images? thanx.