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Old 06-28-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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CDRom Help


I've been using Suse 9.3 for just over a week now. I've been reading different threads here and I cannot get my cdrom to work! I'm sure its something really easy. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:11 PM   #2
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Is it mounted?
forgot the command to mount a cd-rom.

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Old 06-28-2005, 06:13 PM   #3
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"it doesn't work" is a rather broad statement. some description of what you've already tried, exactly, might help. exact commands and error messages would help even more.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:16 PM   #4
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I'm not sure if this is the correct command, but

Code:
rossim@linux:~> mount /media/cdrom
mount: according to mtab, /dev/cdrom is already mounted on /media/cdrom
mount failed
However, even with a data CD (actually the Suse installation CD) in the CDRom, I'm getting:

media:/sdb2/media/cdrom

"No media in device for /media/cdrom"
 
Old 06-28-2005, 09:01 PM   #5
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I hate to be a pain, but can anyone help me here? It looks as if the drive is mounted, but I cannot access it to read the data from the CD. Its as if its mounted, but still unavailable...

Remember, I am brand new to the world of Linux and really don't know all that much. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 10:33 PM   #6
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I think I made some progress, but now I'm being told that...

mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr1 /mnt/cdrom
mount: /dev/sr1 is not a valid block device
 
Old 06-29-2005, 10:23 PM   #7
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Lets see if I have better luck today...

I figured out how to mount the drive after I figured out I had to use /dev/sr0.

The question/problem now is, the automount clearly does not work. And I have to log in as root to mount the drive and unmount it.

Is there a way I can grant myself this access. I thought that by adding myself to the disk group I would have accomplished this, but that didn't work.

Also, i guess I have to do the same thing with my USB drive? It automatically mounted once, but now I can't access it at all.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 08:06 AM   #8
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Anyone???
 
Old 06-30-2005, 08:30 AM   #9
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Not sure I know enough to help, but I mounted my USB by doing the following:

I used:

fdisk /dev/sda

(I think it usually is on sda). This helped me identify that it was sda1 that had the usb attached.

I then created a directory where it could be mounted

mkdir /mnt/usb

Then

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

I was then able to see it.

Another thought, if it thinks it is already mounted, have you tried 'umount' to unmount it. Then try mounting it again?
 
Old 06-30-2005, 01:06 PM   #10
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How can I find out where the USB device is assigned under /dev?
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:30 PM   #11
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for mounting devices, this may help:
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/n...00000000000000

RH has a nice set of docs:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/

also check the fstab and mount man pages for more details on permissions for mounted devices - in a terminal, type "man mount" and "man fstab"
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:42 PM   #12
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Yes, Genesse is right.

It seems like your fstab settings might need some tweaking.
 
  


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