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I just switched from mandriva linux 2005se to mandriva linux 2006 powerpack..first when i try to install it wont load in my main dvdrom. so i put it in my dvdrw and it works.....i get it installed and i try to load some music off a dvd and and the drive activity light blinks for a bit and stops but the hdd activity light stays on and things like harddrake wont load.....iv only been using linux for about a month and a half so im a bit confused.
What is your dvd-rom connected as (i.e. /dev/hdc)? you can always try manually mounting using the mount command such as "mount /dev/hdd -t iso9660 /mnt/dvdrom" as a way to check for problems in your /etc/fstab.
ok i tried that and it didnt work i had change what you told me to type to "mount /dev/sr0 -t iso9660 /mnt/cdrom" another thing I tried a cd instead of a dvd and it worked fine what could be causing this
It sounds like it is a file system problem, not all DVDs are backward compatible with the ISO9660 standard and you were able to mount a CD with the above command. Try "mount -t udf /dev/sr0 /mnt/dvdrom" instead