Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Just installed RH9 as personal computer. After installation, the CDROM quites working. fstab was:
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0.
I've tried changing to dev/hdc which is what the hardware manager says it is. Still no luck. Please help. Through my fault, through my most grevious fault.
Thanks, but no luck. When I changed the line in fstab, I got a must have filesystem type error. I went back and altered the auto to iso9660 and now I get Mount: Not a directory error. Any other ideas???? Thanks again.
ls -l /dev/cdrom = lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 the date /dev/cdrom -> /dev/hdc
ls -l /dev/hdc = brw-rw------- 1 root disk 0 Jan 30 2003 /dev/hdc
ls -l /mnt/ = drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 the date cdrom
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 the date floppy
Does that help any. This was after I reinstalled RH9 today as Personal Workstation. Thanks for any help!
I tried your command and got no such file or directory for each item in the command line, on line at a time but the last line read:
brw-rw-rw- 1 root disk 22, 0 Jan 30 2003 /dev/hdc with the /dev/hdc highlighted. I did the chmod command and mount /dev/hdc and got mount: can't find /dev/hdc in etc/fstab or etc/mtab. I checked the /dev directory and found:
0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Feb 24 14:47 cdrom -> /dev/hdc
but no hdc entry. With Gnome Hardware browser I found that the cdrom is listed as Samsung Cdrom SRC-2432, but during boot up I see an entry that says something about hdc and it being a cdrom-dvd, which it isn't. RH 6.1 had no problem with the cdrom mount but I think the model number might have been different......Thanks for your time, I hope we can get this sorted out.
if you want to bypass /etc/fstab when mounting your CD drive do:
mount -t auto /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
Now it seems that in fact your first problem is a driver issue. So if you can find which CDROM driver you used for your RH 6.1 (with sources would be the best)... take it recompile it (if you can) and insert it. Then try to mount your cdrom.
Nothing works. with the mentioned command it said I must choose a filesystem. I reloaded rh6 and the cdrom said Samsung SCR-2432 Cdrom.
With rh9 it say Samsung SCR-2432 CDrom/DVD. Don't know where to get the drivers and have no idea of how to configure and recompile the Kernel.
Maybe just by a newer cheap Cdrom. How do you like Debian Linux and how is it for novices? Thanks for your time..