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Old 01-21-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs down CDROM mounting AHHHH!


Here's my setup, SuSe 7.0 personal, ecs board, 1200 amd, 65M ram, couple of old WD HD totaling like 6G and finally the Biggest Problem thus far the ata CDROM. My Tech built it for me and he used one of his CDROM's laying around to install it and I told him to take it out because I have one laying around. When I installed it well... guess what... it doest work... i have read most forums on google and searched for info about it and most of the commands I found on google DO NOT work (eg. mount/cdrom), it just says bad command on all that I try... by the way my personal user login once worked and now it just kicks me back to the login screen... so I have to login as ROOT. Please help.

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Old 01-21-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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Re: CDROM mounting AHHHH!

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When I installed it well... guess what... it doest work...
You are sure that CD-ROM is a standard ATAPI drive, none of the prehistoric Mitsumi / Creative / whatever? These need special drivers loaded as kernel modules.

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(eg. mount/cdrom), it just says bad command
You must type a space after "mount".

Can you post your /etc/fstab, at least the line(s) where it says something like "cdrom" and/or "iso9660"?


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by the way my personal user login once worked and now it just kicks me back to the login screen... so I have to login as ROOT. Please help. [/B]
Sounds like a graphical login. I suppose console login also doesn't work?

Is there still an entry for your personal user in /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow?

If yes, try "passwd <username>" as root and give a new password.
If no, use useradd (or adduser, depends on the likings of Suse) to add your user.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 06:08 PM   #3
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Theses describe it in full

# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting
 
Old 01-21-2004, 06:50 PM   #4
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Still not resolved !

bash-2.04# mount /cdrom
mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device

bash-2.04# /etc/fstab
bash: /etc/fstab: Permission denied

bash-2.04# /etc/passwd: Permission denied

bash-2.04# /etc/shadow: permission denied

None of the options worked... Back to the drawing Board Please help
 
Old 01-21-2004, 07:10 PM   #5
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Try mounting the actual drive. /dev/cdrom is usally a symbolic link to the actual drive.

if it is the master on the second ide cable, try this

mount /dev/hdc /cdrom

If that works, command this and /dev/cdrom will work:

ln -sf /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom

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Old 01-21-2004, 07:50 PM   #6
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mount /dev/hdc /cdrom
/dev/hdc: Input/output error
mount: block device /dev/hdc is write protected, mounting read-only
/dev/hdc: Input/output error
mount: you must specify the filesystem type

ln -sf /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom
enter
nothing happened... no files on cd... and cannot play audio
*cdrom is master on second IDE*
still no solution
 
Old 01-21-2004, 07:59 PM   #7
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You mount data CDs. Music CDs don't mount, you play them....

I think you probably want to configure some CD player to autoplay them
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:04 PM   #8
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hrmmm... need to configure a music cd player then ! Any ideas...
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:14 PM   #9
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See anything interesting using your yast tool? If not, go here and take your pick.

# Find software here
Freshmeat
Sourceforge

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Old 01-21-2004, 08:43 PM   #10
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dude now i cannot unmount it... ^%&$
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:47 PM   #11
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Close any apps (x terms, file managers, programs) accessing the drive and try again.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:50 PM   #12
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bash-2.04# unmount /dev/hdc /cdrom
bash: unmount: command not found

?
whats the command to unmount? sorry... just new to this os
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:59 PM   #13
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umount /cdrom
 
Old 01-21-2004, 09:02 PM   #14
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umount /cdrom didnt work
well it said bad command when i typed that but i was able to take the cd outta the drive... now when i enter a music cd it still shows the contents of the other cd and not the new one... is that common for non successfully unmounting the cd?
 
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Bad edit

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