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Old 10-15-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
gigi1234
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CDROM not mounted no medium found


I am running Sarge on a Gateway Solo P3C laptop (Pentium I, 1.4 GB HD, 40 MB RAM). I am running kernel 2.4.27-3-586tsc.

This laptop has swapable cdrom and floppy drives and is not able to boot from the cdrom. Hence, I used floppies to boot into a netinstall.

Then I shutdown, replaced the floppy drive with the cdrom drive, and rebooted to see if I could mount the cdrom like this:

mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdb /media/cdrom

I get an error saying "no medium found."

dmesg (I can post if it will help) reports the cdrom as being detected as an ide-cd like this:

hdb: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdb: ATAPI 6X CD-ROM drive, 128K Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12

I have tried all kind of cds to see if the problem is the disk. I am not using CD-RW disks. The drive worked when the computer was running WIN95. When I put a disk in the drive a little cdrom symbol appears on the LCD indicator display strip that this computer has (it doesn't have lights and all that like a modern laptop) and it seems to spin and make noise for a few seconds but then stops.

So, any ideas for me? I've searched around quite a lot but haven't been able to figure it out. Thanks!
 
Old 10-15-2006, 03:06 PM   #2
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don't use the -t
 
Old 10-15-2006, 03:42 PM   #3
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If I don't use the "-t" then I just get the instructions for using the "mount" command.

Why omit -t?
 
  


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