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i recently reinstalled RH9 from the cdrom, so thus my cd-drive does actually function correctly. however, when i put in a music cd, nothing happens. usually i would expect the cd to mount automatically.
when i try to mount it manually...
# mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom/
mount: /dev/hdc is not a valid block device
my fstab entry for that device is as follows (one line):
i put my fstab back to the /dev/hdc version i listed earlier and opened the gnome cdplayer. i got the following message:
/dev/hdc does not appear to point to a valid CD device. This may be because:
a) CD support is not present in your machine
b) You do not have the correct permissions to access the CD drive
c) /dev/hdc is not the CD drive.
This means that the CD player will not be able to run.
i made a link to /dev/hdc called /dev/cdrom and configured the player to point to this "new" device instead. i get the same message from the player except it reads
/dev/cdrom does not appear to point to a valid CD device