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Old 05-02-2005, 04:02 PM   #1
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Problems mounting USB DVD drive

I've searched everywhere here and on Google to no avail.

I have a USB DVD burner. For some reason I can't get it to mount.
It says "/dev/sda1 is not a valid block device"

Here is what I have done:

plugged up the DVD -- (duh :P )
went into fstab and added
dev/sda1        /mnt/dvd         auto        noauto,rw,users  0   0
then from command line as root type:

mount /mnt/dvd
and i get the above error. I have also tried to use /dev/sda and nothing.

So..........any ideas

Thanks in advance!
Old 05-03-2005, 03:56 AM   #2
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Try /dev/sda instead of /dev/sda1?
Old 05-03-2005, 06:48 AM   #3
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Try using /dev/scd0. If that fails then Look at the output of the console command dmesg and see if the drive is being recognized.


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