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1. You don't type the #, that's just the prompt when you are root. To become root, type su and then enter your root password when prompted.
2. /dev/cdrom might not correspond to your CD ROM drive, replace it with whatever is correct for your machine. If in doubt, post a copy of your /etc/fstab here and we can tell you. You can open the file with any text editor, or type "cat /etc/fstab" in a terminal window and then copy the output.