Okay, so, after scouring google for several hours I'm beginning to find my problem a little too specific for what I've seen so far, so here goes:
I've got an hp pavilion dv6000 series laptop running Slackware 12.1, came with a DVD-RW optical drive.
I can't seem to mount it no matter what I try. I gave a dmesg | grep ATA and it came up with the following:
hda: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM DVD-R-RAM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
I've known that the device has been at /dev/hda for quite some time, but no amount of fiddling has gotten the results I want (which is, right now, just to mount my damn Joe Satriani cd, or ANY music cd for that matter).
Looking in my fstab reveals this:
/dev/sda2 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hda /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
Originally the /dev/hda line was commented out, if that helps any wishing to take on this problem.
With the current fstab though, when I try to mount /dev/hda I get the following error:
mount: /dev/hda: can't read superblock
If any more information is required to solve this riddle, I am more than willing to provide it...
Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this,
P.S. My kernel is 22.214.171.124-smp