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bgovan 06-12-2011 10:10 PM

dvd rom drive won't mount under FC14 after installing from dvdrom drive
 
no entries exist in the /dev folder for hdc,cdrom,dvd, or any other drive or drive type than hda. The only other similar device is sg0 which doesn't work either. I have tried every variation of mount I can find with every available drive and drive type and nothing works, but this is the drive I installed FC14 with, and it installed perfectly (except for forgetting where it came from!!)Do I have to install a module or recompile the kernel just to get linux to recognize the drive it came from??

John VV 06-12-2011 10:15 PM

it should automount when you insert a dvd ,did you try ?
a music cd or video dvd ( store bought) are a bit different

smoker 06-13-2011 02:42 AM

Put the installation disc back in and wait a few seconds. An icon will appear on your desktop. All cd/dvds are auto-mounted under /media

bgovan 06-13-2011 07:39 AM

Thanks for the replies. This one was a little odd, and I found it myself last night. There was a zip drive (!00meg disks, magnetic media)on the same ribbon as the dvd drive, which is no problem in DOS/Windows environments, but seems to totally confuse Fedora. Removing the drive removed the problem, but this raises another question.Can the zip drive (IDE connection, internal drive ) be used in a linux environment? It was jumpered in properly and worked under windows, so what is different?

John VV 06-13-2011 02:40 PM

for an older IDE box i would install CEntOS 5.6
or Scientificlinux 6.1

fedora 14 and 15 are a bit "too cutting edge" for the older hardware .

teckk 06-13-2011 04:48 PM

Quote:

It was jumpered in properly and worked under windows
How did you have them jumpered?

Try it both ways.
Make one master and one slave.
Make them both cable select.

Did
Code:

dmesg | less
recognize that the drive was there?


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