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Old 09-26-2006, 10:16 AM   #1
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CD and CDRW not mounting any discs.


Okay - on a very up-to-date (as of....right now.) installation of Arch, I'm having extensive trouble mounting CDs. I believe the fstab to be incorrect, but I'm not sure what to change it to. I have used all aliases for mounting the drive(hdc and hdd, cdrom and cdrw, cdrom0 and cdrom1, etc.) and all can eject the media, but upon placing a CD (audio or data) into the tray, and issuing a mount command I recieve a "No Medium found" error. This is beginning to drive me up a wall, as all I want to do is copy some audio files off of a storage CD and place on my iPod....

Thanks for any insight in advance.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 09:59 PM   #2
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Could be helpful to have a copy of what your fstab looks like. I'll try to post mine as a comparison next time I boot into linux.

Have you been able to mount cds in Arch before or is this a recent install? If you've had it working before then any information about changes you've made recently would be helpful.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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I knew I had forgotten something.
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I'll post my fstab as soon as I can - I need to make it back to my place before I can do that thouhgh (currently on girlfriend's computer).

This install of Arch is relatively new. I removed WindowsXP from that computer recently, and messed up my partition table, so I just started again. Although I don't use the CD drives that often, I believe that they worked in my last install - and they definitely worked when I reinstalled.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 09:09 PM   #4
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Not sure what would cause it to stop working, but here's my cd drive's line in my fstab.

Quote:
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cd iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
I'm pretty sure that was the default entry when I did my install. Hope this helps
 
Old 09-28-2006, 12:10 AM   #5
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I'll try that line - but if I'm not mistaken...thats my default as well. So, I'm not expecting much. Thanks for the suggestion.


I have noticed something else, though. Even though the CD trays will eject, I canot seem to boot from CD either, so I suspect hardware issues. When I get back to my dorm tomorrow morning, I will swap the two that I have in with another that I have to see if that helps at all - I will also post my fstab, just to see if there is something wrong with that that I have not noticed. Thanks again.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 10:09 AM   #6
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Okay - my fstab:

Code:
[root@myhost bryan]$ cat /etc/fstab
#
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
# <file system>        <dir>         <type>    <options>          <dump> <pass>
none                   /dev/pts      devpts    defaults            0      0
none                   /dev/shm      tmpfs     defaults            0      0

/dev/hdc               /mnt/cd       iso9660   ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
/dev/hdd               /mnt/cd1  iso9660       ro,user,noauto,unhide 0      0
/dev/fd0               /mnt/fl   vfat      user,noauto             0      0

/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 0 1
/dev/hda2 /home ext3 defaults 0 1
/dev/hda5 /mnt/media ext3 defaults 0 1
Which looks very similar to what you have - only a different mount directory. I think I will reboot and check to see if another CD drive works...Thank you for the help.

EDIT: Okay - so the other CD drive works - looks like I just have had a hardware shortage. I'm Okay with this, as I need to update my optical drives badly anyway. I'll just use what I have until I can pay for a new case and new DVD-RW drive.

Last edited by xpromisex; 09-28-2006 at 11:03 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 08:47 PM   #7
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I was starting suspecting hardware issue too once you mentioned you weren't able to boot with the drive. Glad it got figured out.
 
  


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