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I am becoming very frustrated with trying to mount my dvd device. I know Fedora detects this as /dev/hdc and is linked to by /dev/cdrom because of the start up. However, if I try "mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom" i get "mount: no medium found". Also, if i try to open a dvd in mplayer i get "no medium found". When I try these commands my LED light on the dvd drive does not even light up.
I think this problem goes deeper than the O/S too because I cannot open disks in this drive Win XP either.
Any help is greatly appreciated...
Thank you in advance
Try just a mount /mnt/cdrom. That relies of there being an appropriate line in you /etc/fstab file which is more oftern than not put in by default. If that fails try a mount -t is09660 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom. If that fails (and you're sure your drive is /dev/hdc) then rest assured I've had some problems with DVD drives before. Is there any difference between mounting a regular data CD and a DVD (ie does one work an the other not work)? Also how are you invoking mplayer?
I have the same problem with fedora. My DVD cd r/w combo by LG is one of two cd devices. Fedora just does not want to play any data dvd, most of the time, but every now and again it plays one, say about one in 10. the device is listed as cdrom1 and the basic cd as cdrom. Fstab seems to be correct. Redhat 9, Suse 8.2 and Mandrake have no problems with it Sorry no solutions but more info that might help some expert
No... my DVD drive is seperate from my CD-RW.
My CD-RW is /dev/cdrom1
and i tried several mount options, mount /dev/hdb, mount /dev/cdrom, mount /dev/dvd, and nothing worked. I've tried everything and I'm afraid my DVD drive is broken. I'm just going to try a friend's drive and see if it works. Thanks for the help
I was able to watch movie on fedora core 1 with 2.4.22-1.2149.nptl kernel. I have a seperate dvd and cd rom drive. I did following to watch the movie
1) Mount my dvd drive , i used mount /mnt/cdrom
2) Make a soft link ln -s /mnt/cdrom /dev/dvd
3) Start Xine for command line
4) Right click xine, and choose paylist and then dvd