Listen to me, silver tongue.
You're having a problem mounting the discs under Linux, but they work in Windows.
Therefore it stands to reason that you're doing something wrong in Linux.
Read the damn HOWTO and make sure that you follow it to the letter.
Come back if it still doesn't work.
And by the way - lose the attitude. People aren't paid to be here. If you're not happy, go back to Windows. Nobody here will miss you.
My replies may be direct but they do not have attitude, nor did
I resort to calling anyone in this forum "names". Neither do I use
or own a single copy of Windows, all my work is currently
done using Linux.
Now I'd like to get back to trying to solve this problem.
howto>4.5. Mounting, Unmounting, and Ejecting Devices
howto>To mount a CD-ROM, insert a disc in the drive,
howto>and run the mount command as root (this assumes you created
howto>a symbolic link to your device file as recommended above and
howto>that an empty directory /mnt/cdrom exists):
howto># mount -t iso9660 -r /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
nautilus:/home/dave# rm -rf /media/dvd
nautilus:/home/dave# mkdir /media/dvd
nautilus:/home/dave# mount -t iso9660 -r /dev/hdd /media/dvd
mount: Not a directory
howto>The CD can now be accessed under the directory /mnt/cdrom.
howto>If you still encounter problems after following the
howto>instructions in the HOWTO, here are some things to check.
howto>The checks are listed in increasing order of complexity.
howto>If a check fails, solve the problem before moving
howto>to the next stage.
howto>4.6.1. Step 1: Make sure you are really running the kernel
howto>You can check the date stamp on the kernel to see if you are
howto>running the one that you compiled with CD-ROM support. You
howto>can do this with the
howto>% uname -a
howto>Linux moe 2.4.4 #1 Sat Apr 28 10:30:45 EDT 2001 i686 unknown
howto>or by displaying the file /proc/version:
howto>% cat /proc/version
howto>Linux version 2.4.4 (root@moe) (gcc version 2.95.2 20000220
howto>(Debian GNU/Linux)) #1 Sat Apr 28 10:30:45 EDT 2001
Not really relevant since this is a stock install from a binary distribution but fwiw.
nautilus:/home/dave# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.27-2-sparc64 (root@sunfire) (gcc version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-12)) #1 Sun Apr 3 05:21:36 UTC 2005
howto>4.6.2. Step 2: Make sure the proper kernel drivers are
howto>You can see what drivers are compiled in by looking at
howto>% cat /proc/devices
howto> 1 mem
howto> 2 pty
howto> 3 ttyp
howto> 4 ttyS
howto> 5 cua
howto> 7 vcs
howto> 3 ide0
howto>First look for your CD-ROM device driver. These are all
howto>in this case we can see that the idecd driver with major
howto>number 22 was present.
Also not that relevant for the same previous reason (stock kernel) - but fwiw.
nautilus:/home/dave# cat /proc/devices
howto>Also make sure that ISO-9660 filesystem support was compiled
howto>in, by looking at /proc/filesystems:
howto>% cat /proc/filesystems
nautilus:/home/dave# cat /proc/filesystems
howto>4.6.3. Step 3: Did the kernel detect your drive during
howto>Make sure that the CD-ROM device was detected when the
howto>You should have seen a message on bootup. If the messages
howto>scrolled off the screen, you can usually recall them using
howto>the dmesg command:
nautilus:/home/dave# dmesg | grep -i dvd
hdd: PHILIPS DVDR1660P1, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: ATAPI 94X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, (U)DMA
howto>4.6.4. Step 4: Can you read data from the drive?
howto>Try reading from the CD-ROM drive. Typing the following
howto>cause the drive activity light (if present) to come on and
howto>no errors should be reported. Use whatever device file is
howto>appropriate for your drive and make sure a CD-ROM is
howto>inserted; use Control-C to exit.
howto># dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/dev/null bs=2048
howto>124+0 records in
howto>124+0 records out
howto>If this works, then the kernel is communicating with the
howto>drive and you
howto>can move on to step 5.
howto>If not, then a possible cause is the device file. Make sure
howto>than the device file in the /dev directory has the correct
howto>major and minornumbers the device file allow reading and
nautilus:/home/dave# dd if=/dev/hdd of=/dev/null bs=2048 count=16
16+0 records in
16+0 records out
32768 bytes transferred in 4.077675 seconds (8036 bytes/sec)
howto>4.6.5. Step 5: Can you mount the drive?
howto>If you can read from the drive but cannot mount it, first
howto>verify that you compiled in ISO-9660 file system support by
howto>, as described previously.
howto>Make sure you are mounting the drive with the "-t iso9660"
howto>options and that a known good ISO-9660 CD-ROM (not AudioCD)
howto>in the drive. You normally must mount drives as user root.
howto>Make sure that the mount point exists and is an empty
Any ideas then?