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Looking over your post, I see that it says that ' special device /dev/cdrom does not exist '. Do an ls -l /dev/cdrom see what you get. It should be a symbolic link to the actual device. Do you know what device your cdrom is? If you do, you can either create a new symbolic link or you can just enter the device into the fstab file. If your cdrom is ' /dev/hdc ', just change the entry in your fstab file from ' /dev/cdrom ' to ' /dev/hdc '. To create a new symbolic,
' ln -sf /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom '
I'm having a silimar problem. I keep getting the error '/dev/cdrom is not a valid block device' I added links to /dev/hdd (That is what I got when I did a ls -l /dev/cdrom) to /etc/fstab. But had no luck...
i have two units in my system, a creative dvd and a hp cd burner, initially the system recognize the dvd as cdrom and the hp as cdrom1 . because the dvd couldnot read the installation cd in order to run yast2 i run it from the hp (cdrom1). from them on when i mount the cdrom or the cdrom1 the system refers to the hp and i have no way to access the dvd unit....no clue what to do S.O.S
Russman67, make sure you are mounting a data cd and not a music cd. You can't mount a music cd. Is your cdrom drive /dev/hdd or something else? If you are trying to mount a data cd and it won't mount, try the following commands:
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hd? /cdrom -o ro
This will create the mount point /cdrom and mount the cd and then list the contents of folder /cdrom. Replace the ? with the correct letter. If it mounts and when you're done, run umount /cdrom to unmount the cdrom drive. Also, could you post a copy of your /etc/fstab file.
It sounds like you have no entry in your /etc/fstab file for your dvd. It could be that the cdrom entry was changed from your dvd to your burner. So, now your burner is both cdrom and cdrom1. You could edit the cdrom line in your /etc/fstab file to make it the dvd line.