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When I try to mount a CD-ROM I get the following error running under KDE:
"mnt/cdrom is a file but a directory was expected...."
under GNOME: I don't get the error, but I'm not able to browse the contents of CD, because mnt/cdrom (which is a directory) is shown as a 0 bytes "file" (when listing contents of /mnt directory after mounting)
Originally posted by DavidPhillips mkdir /mnt/cdrom
If mount is saying that a file called /mnt/cdrom already exists then the above will fail as you'll be trying to create a dir with the same name. You'll want to put rmdir /mnt/cdrom infront of DavidPhillips' commands.
So, I decided to begin from scratch by installing another RH version, and to my surprise with Red Hat 6.2 I was able to mount and browse CD.
Another thing to point out, is that when installing RH 7.1 I was forced to make a "Hard Disk" installation. Although, booting from CD-ROM was successful, installation from "Local CDROM" reported something like: "I can't find RedHat images on any Local CDROM".........