damn small linux error: mounting cd-rom & floppy (probably also usb)
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My DSL does not automount, But, I don't mount w/ command line either. Simply selecting mount from "control panel" has done the trick w/ my install. When I have poor floppy's i get "mount failure" and I have had a hardware issue w/ my cdrom drive that caused mount failures also. Try the mount Panel I guess.
I don't think the cd-rom drive automount (the tray stays open by default), then entering mount etc as a command or using the mount icon will close the tray and cause to read the CD, but result is always "no medium found" whether I put an R or RW CD in the tray,
I also don't think it's a hardware failure because of the above, and also because I installed the OS from the CD drive (initial boot),
I was told this may be had to do with the etc/fstab file, which for me, reads:
so where is dsl installed?
that looks like a frugal install
is dsl on hda1 or hda2?
from command fdisk dev/hda
Disk Dev/hda 20.0 GB
255 heads, 63 sectors, 2434 cylinders
Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System
hda1 * 1 1824 83 linux
hda2 1825 2434 82 linux swap
from command mount
dev/hda1/ on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
/proc on /proc type proc (rw)
/dev/pts on /dev/pts type dev/pts (rw)
/proc/bus/usb on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw,devmode=0666)
/dev/fd0 on mnt/auto/floppy type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,showexec,umask=022)
from this, I don't see that the cd-rom drive is mounted
I managed to mount/access the floppy by revising the command you gave me to:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/auto/floppy
and then reading the destination file,
being a newbie I wasn't aware I had to read the destination file (...)
too used to Windows I guess,
thanks for all your help, still looking for the command to mount the cd-rom, 1 out of 2!