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I just installed Mandrake 9.1 on my computer. I have a CD-RW drive and a DVD-RW drive. I want to use the CD-RW as the default CD drive, which I believe is how I have it set up right now. My problem is when I try to install packages from the RPMDrake, it open s the correct CD drive and asks me to insert the cd on (cdrom3) on device [/dev/scd0]. So, I close the CD drive and click ok and it spits the disc out again and gives me the same message. I can goto the mount points and see data on both the CD drive and the DVD drive.
Here is what my /etc/fstab looks like, maybe it can help:
I am not sure where it is coming up with cdrom3, as there are only two. And why it is opening the correct CD drive, but won't read the cd when I hit OK, it just opens again and says to put the cd in cdrom3.
I am quite stumped so any help would be appreciated.
The problem might be that you have four entries in your fstab for two hard disks. I think that when you put the disk into your first cdrom drive, supermount mounts it under /mnt/cdrom when it is expected under /mnt/cdrecorder. Save a backup of your /etc/fstab file and remove the 3rd and 4th lines.
P.S. - I bet you re-setup your fstab using k3b-setup.
Yes, I did do the k3b-setup. I tried removing those lines from my fstab. However, now when I try to install a package it asks me to place ot cd in (cdrom3) on device [/dev/hdc]. This time it does not automatically open either of the cd drives.
OK, I figured out the device I need to mount is /dev/scd0 and /dev/scd1. When I mount it manually from the terminal I can read from both drives and rpmdrake even works. However, when I used what psycho2004 said for my fstab, it will not read the CDs when I click the desktop items, it just opens a window and says there are no files.
Is supermount running? Does the cdrom mount automatically in other cases? Also, put 'fs=auto' or 'fs=iso9660' instead of 'fs=udf', since it is unlikely that the cd is in udf format.
k3b sets the drives with scsi emulation because the ide driver for cdwriters in the 2.4 kernel isn't good.
The lines that psycho2004 gave look good. You may want to change the supermount type from fs=udf to fs=udf:iso9660.
I'm not at home right now, so I can't look in my computer. There is a setup file for urpmi with a line for the drive that linux was setup on.
Also, give us the options line from /etc/lilo.conf. There needs to be an entry for each ide drive setup as a scsi drive. Something like 'ide3=ide-scsi'.
By the way, some setup programs will not work well with supermount, such as live-update (for when you upgrade to LM 9.3). The ide-scsi emulation is needed in order to burn cd's. Using supermount, you avoid having to umount before ejecting, and mounting after inserting a cd.
About the desktop part of the problem. You probably have to right click on them and correct the information in the properties->devices tab.
If you run the Mandrake Control Center and use the Update Sources setup, you could edit the installation sources to reflect the new names.