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Old 06-19-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
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cannot /mnt/cdrom using mandrake 10.0


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

thanks

p.s. i did a search and couldnt find anything on this topic.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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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:
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hdd: CRD-8520B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
(it's model type). So I know that hdd is my cdrom. Then I can type
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mkdir /mnt/cdrom2
(to create a new directory, you probably already have one). Insert data cd inside and run
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mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom
Of course, you mayneed to replace both the cdrom device name and the directory.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 09:30 PM   #3
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i can find both my cdrom drives.

hda: SAMSUNG SV4084H, ATA DISK drive
hdb: CD-ROM 50X, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
Using anticipatory io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hdc: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW DRIVE SW-208F, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15drive

they are ide connection. however, when i put a cd and mount the drive, it just hangs there and then nothing happens. i have to take the cd out and if i try again, the same thing.

is there a way of fixing this. when i had redhat 8.0, i never encountered such a problem.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 10:57 PM   #4
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Shouldn't be a problem with the cdrom in mdk10... I never did a thing for my latest install

What does your /etc/fstab look like, ie

cat /etc/fstab
 
Old 06-20-2004, 04:30 PM   #5
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im not sure what cat /etc/fstab does but i did it and this is what i got...

/dev/hda5 / ext2 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom2 auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/win_d ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0


im still confused to why i cant get the cdroms to work
 
Old 06-20-2004, 06:04 PM   #6
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fstab is where the drives are defined for the OS...

Everything looks okay there I think... So I don't know what's the matter :-(

The cdrom should mount automatically when you click on the desktop cdrom icon...

If you do

mount /mnt/cdrom

as root, that should mount a cdrom if it's being a bit stuborn :-)

Can't imagine why that won't work in this case tho...

Anyone else with ideas?
 
Old 06-21-2004, 03:09 PM   #7
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Insert a cd into one of your cdrom drives and look into /var/log/messages. There should be a message or two about the cdrom. If there's csomething copy it here.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 09:18 PM   #8
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I have the same problem on an old redhat7.3... but it didn't do it before. I'm afraid it might be broken or something... :-(

Anyway.../var/log/messages says that I should check if there is a disk in the drive... and there is one... i am sure....
 
Old 06-26-2004, 11:58 AM   #9
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Originally posted by Mara
Insert a cd into one of your cdrom drives and look into /var/log/messages. There should be a message or two about the cdrom. If there's csomething copy it here.
i put a cd in and check the /var/log/messages and there is nothing there.

interestingly, when i use this viewer called nautilus, i can get one of the cd drives to work. otherwise, none of them work. even when im logged in as root.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 02:05 PM   #10
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Hmmm...So insert the disk, run the command to mount it and then look into /var/log/messages. Anything interesting?
 
  


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