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!