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Hello, I have phatlinux installed on my windows 98 computer. Most of the things seem to work properly (as far as I can judge with absolutely no knowldege in linux...). However, I cannot access the CD drive.
Here is what happens:
The pre-installed cd-player plays CDs without problems.
When I try to run Mandrake's rpm manager (phat is based on mandrake), it prompts me to insert a CD, and the moment I click OK, the CD drive ejects.
When I try to see the contents of the CD drive I just get nothing.
I tried to edit the fstab file according to a model I found in some book (without really understanding what I was doing), but kept getting the message that the /cd mount point did not exist.
I would appreciate your help (and not turning this thread into a windows and windows-based distros thrashing: I am dependent on windows for my work, don't know anything about linux at this point, and only beginning to learn )
whatever mount point you have listed in fstab has to exist beforehand. if you are trying to mount the
drive as a normal user, make sure the user option exists in fstab on the cdrom line.
Thanks, but I am only at my very beginning with linux and don't understand what "whatever mount point you have listed in fstab has to exist beforehand" means: do you mean that a line has to exist in the fstab?
I did add such a line, but I am not sure whether it is correct. Could you give me an example to how it shoud look?
Anyway, I experience the problem both as root and as a normal user.