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I am currently running slackware 10.1. I have three removable drives in my system, a cdrom-writer, a dvdrom, and a dvdwriter. At this point I cannot get the system to mount any of my drives. In fact, everytime I try to mount any drive it tries to read my dvdwriter. Im thinking that the problem can be worked out in fstab, but im not sure how to set up multiple drives in fstab.
My fstab is as follows:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# The following is an example. Please see fstab(5) for further details.
# Please refer to mount(1) for a complete description of mount options.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# dump(8) uses the <dump> field to determine which file systems need
# to be dumped. fsck(8) uses the <pass> column to determine which file
# systems need to be checked--the root file system should have a 1 in
# this field, other file systems a 2, and any file systems that should
# not be checked (such as MS-initrd/mnt or NFS file systems) a 0.
# This is a root linux partition:
/dev/hda3 / reiserfs noatime 0 1
/dev/hda4 /home reiserfs noatime 0 2
# This is a linux ext2 partition:
#/dev/hda2 /mnt/linux ext2 defaults 0 2
# For dos partition use type 'msdos'.
# For win95/98 fat16 or FAT32 partition use type 'vfat'.
#/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat umask=0,quiet,shortname=mixed 0 0
# Floppy disks
# The 'noauto' option indicates that the file system should not be mounted
# with 'mount -a' 'user' indicates that normal users are allowed to mount
# the file system.
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0
#/dev/fd1 /mnt/floppy auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0
# If you have a ls-120 floppy drive, it could be on /dev/hda b c d etc.
#/dev/hdd /mnt/ls120 auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0
thanks for the help, nonzero, but I figured it out. Just in case someone else has the problem:
I had to set up my drives classification according to their positions on my ide bus. In other words, my cdrom is a slave to my hard drive, my dvdrom is the second master drive and my dvdwriter is my second slave to my dvdrom. Sooooooo, fstab had to read: