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Hey all, I'm running vectorlinux 5.1 (Slackware) and am haing problems with my pioner dvd burner I used this drive to install linux, but for some reason can't see the drive when i log in.
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# The following is an example. Please see fstab(5) for further details.
# Please refer to mount(1) for a complete description of mount options.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# dump(8) uses the <dump> field to determine which file systems need
# to be dumped. fsck(8) uses the <pass> column to determine which file
# systems need to be checked--the root file system should have a 1 in
# this field, other file systems a 2, and any file systems that should
# not be checked (such as MS-initrd/mnt or NFS file systems) a 0.
# This is a root linux partition:
/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults 0 1
# This is a linux ext2 partition:
#/dev/hda2 /mnt/linux ext2 defaults 0 2
# For dos partition use type 'msdos'.
# For win95/98 fat16 or FAT32 partition use type 'vfat'.
#/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat umask=0,quiet,shortname=mixed 0 0
# Floppy disks
# The 'noauto' option indicates that the file system should not be mounted
# with 'mount -a' 'user' indicates that normal users are allowed to mount
# the file system.
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0
#/dev/fd1 /mnt/floppy auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0
# If you have a ls-120 floppy drive, it could be on /dev/hda b c d etc.
#/dev/hdd /mnt/ls120 auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0
# Basic USB filesystem
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults,noauto 0 0
# this is for USB pendrive, but you may need to adjust the device
#/dev/sda1 /mnt/pendrive vfat umask=0,noauto,user,quiet,shortname=mixed 0 0
# The 'sw' option indicates that the swap partition is to be activated
# with 'swapon -a'.
/dev/hda1 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=666)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
[root@UPE~]# # mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
[root@UPE~]# ls /mnt/cdrom
[root@UPE~]# # mount /dev/cdwriter /mnt/cdwriter
[root@UPE~]# ls /mnt/cdwriter
[root@UPE~]# # mount /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd
[root@UPE~]# ls /mnt/dvd
[root@UPE~]# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist
[root@UPE~]# mount /dev/cdwriter /mnt/cdwriter
mount: special device /dev/cdwriter does not exist
[root@UPE~]# mount /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd
mount: special device /dev/dvd does not exist
if it matters i'm using trying to read the dvd that i used to install vectorlinux and a backup dvd, i also did the command to enable scsi emulation if that matters too... :?