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Old 10-15-2004, 01:20 PM   #1
baseballtwin86
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CD-RW Mount along with K3b


I think I'm having a dual problem that is related to the way that I am mounting my cdrom. After recompiling and updating the kernel to 2.6.8.1 in Mandrake 10, my cdrom mounts very strangely. It doesn't have an unmount option on the desktop and if I attempt to umount it in the terminal it tells me "umount: /mnt/cdrom is not mounted (according to mtab)" Also, nornmally my cdrom would mount and unmount automatically and this no longer happens.

Concerning k3b, and my second problem, k3b does not list my burner as a writer but rather as a "reader", shows that it can write cdrw's but that it cannot write cd's. I can't figure out any way to get k3b to recognize my cd-rw device and allow me to burn cds.

And here is my cd entry in fstab:

none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/cdrom,fs=iso9660,ro,--,noauto,owner 0 0

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Old 10-15-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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Your first problem is connected to the fact that the automatic mounting feature is done using 'supermount'. The thing is that supermount is not a part of the official kernel (or I haven't heard when it was merged), so you need to download a special file with the modifications (called patch) and apply it. As I wrote before, the feature is called 'supermount'. You should get it from google searching for supermount+patch (I don't remember the link). There should be also a document shortly describing how to deal with it.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 04:06 PM   #3
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You could try running k3b as root and defining the drives there. Or, find the application config files, delete them, and start over...
 
Old 10-15-2004, 07:19 PM   #4
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Ok, I'm just going to forget about supermount for now - and changing the cd back to the conventional ftab iso9660 format allowed k3b to work as well!

One more quick question though -

I created an icon on my desktop to mount the cdrom, and when I mount it through the link, another cdrom link is placed on the desktop. Is there a way to prevent my system from basically having two links to the same device on the desktop - preferably but just preventing that second link from showing up.

Once again, thanks a lot!
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:22 PM   #5
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Just bump this up once
 
Old 10-17-2004, 04:34 PM   #6
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Originally posted by baseballtwin86
I created an icon on my desktop to mount the cdrom, and when I mount it through the link, another cdrom link is placed on the desktop. Is there a way to prevent my system from basically having two links to the same device on the desktop - preferably but just preventing that second link from showing up.
Don't know what you mean by 'mount it through the link'. What command do you run using the desktop icon?
 
  


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