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Please not that these errors in the var/log/messages are not related to this (I was trying to mount an ISO file which didnt work as well, but this is another topic), you can see this from the timestamp and date command outputs
Remove timeout option from both /etc/auto.master and /etc/auto.misc. You are confusing the system by setting up different timeouts on different files. You should not mention timeout in /etc/auto.misc on the first place.
Things to do:
1. Remove timeout switch.
2. Restart autofs
3. Run cd /misc/cd and if it fails then paste the output of tail /var/log/messages.
You posted the output without trying to get into cd /misc/cd
I'm experiencing the same issue here. I got RHEL 6.2 installed. I've started the autofs service and checking if autofs is working with default settings in /etc/auto.mater and /etc/auto.misc. However, when I go into /misc directory there is nothing, it is empty. I'm testing to check if default mounting of cd works.
Whenever I mount CD/DVD, it gets mount automatically in /media directory. I can unmount and mount it back to any other directory. however, /misc directory doesn't contain cd sub-directory.