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im using mandrake version 10.0. however, i cannot access the cdrom drives that i have. i try to mount them and it says no medium found. can someone tell me how to troubleshoot this problem so that i can get my cdroms working and finally get the packages i want installed from the mandrake cds
p.s. i did a search and couldnt find anything on this topic.
Do you know how your cdrom drive is called in Linux? I assume you use IDE drives. So then it depends on your BIOS settings. Primary master is hda, primary slave hdb, secondary master hdc and so on. If you're unsuse, look into 'dmesg' output (you need to be root to run it). The file's long, but you should get lines beginning with 'hda', 'hdb' and so on (one for every disk/cdrom detected).For example, I've got this:
hdd: CRD-8520B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
(it's model type). So I know that hdd is my cdrom. Then I can type
(to create a new directory, you probably already have one). Insert data cd inside and run
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom
Of course, you mayneed to replace both the cdrom device name and the directory.