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I have had nothing but problem's with trying to access my cd-rom.
I get the cd-rom working so I can mount it and access it, then next time I need it, it won't work.
I checked the fstab file, and it was about 20 line's.
I partitoned my drive manually the first time I installed mandrake9.1,
then I re-installed for reason's I don't remember.
I let mandrake partition it this last time. What I have is this:
/, /home, /swap.
I edited my fstab file to look like this:
/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda6 /home ext3 default 1 2
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom iso9600 ro,exec,auto,user,async 1 0
/dev/fdo /mnt/floppy auto
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
restarted, and saw that iso9600 was not supported, so I changed that to auto.
restarted and still no cd-rom access.
Perhaps the "auto" is correct with supermount? Usually it is not unless you always boot with a CD in the CDROM drive.
Check any other replys, but supermount is sometimes the culprit for mounting problem with Mandrake. Is it really only your CD or does your floppy have the same problems? If you cannot find another solution and suspect supermount check: http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/res...lm-faq.html#4f
I am not at all sure that supermount is or is not a problem with the newer releases.
chopp doesn't say what he/she is trying to mount i.e. music cd's or data
If it's data, then it SHOULD just be accessible when the disc has been put in, if it's music, then the default /dev/cdrom often doesn't work and would have to find out what else the device is called i.e. if it's a burner, then it's often called /dev/scd0 (a la scsi emulation) though it could also concieveably be something like hdb or hdc (like my original debian install did, as I didn't know that it wouldn't detect my device as a burner and automatically choose scsi emulation).
I will be glad to give up harping on this then.
I ran 8.0 and had to shut it down as described in the a.o.l.mandrake FAQ. I was a little put out that I had to go there rather than finding it listed as eratta on the Mandrake site. I have heard people complain about it in other releases and had someone deny I could of had a problem with it in 8.0
My understanding is that it happened/happens sometimes but not to everyone.
Anytime I see someone posting "weird" mounting problems with Mandrake I have posted a link to the FAQ. Other posibilities should be investigated first.
I seem to recall something about the supermount being a problem with some systems as late as the 9.0 release - though that seems to have faded into the distance with 9.1 and the early 9.2's
Joke is though, since having snags doing the "debian thing" I've now got into recommending knoppix first - and if [they] can run that from disc and get net access with it, then install it to [their] hard drive. I saves one hell of a lot of problems that can result in n00b types trying "proper" debian (as originally said by the Welsh comedian Max Boyce "I know, cos I was there"! ).
Heh, heh, heh.
I would still recommend Mandrake, Suse, Red Hat to newbies. Although Slack and Debian are not that bad, and many people start with them, I do not suggest them as a first distro.
I also think recommending Knoppix is a great idea. I think almost everyone but Bill Gates agrees with that.
Perhaps I should check at a.o.l.mandrake for current supermount opinions.
What I have is a laptop, with an external usb cd-rw. I got rid of the supermount thing and still no go.
What I have on my desktop is this:
Floppy mounted at /mnt/floppy
CD-ROM (hdc) (not mounted)
CD-ROM (scd0) (not mounted) with a exclamation mark on the icon.
The floppy work's just fine.
I believe a USB CDRW would use USB mass storage.
If that is correct it is a matter of having the correct kernel modules, Lilo addition, and perhaps device links.
So first, are you using Lilo as the boot manager, and second, can you post the outout from ' lsmod'?
I think you need to have "ide-scsi","usb-storage", "usb-uhci", and "usbcore" modules listed.
michaelk, I just tried both CD-ROM (scd0) which is the cd-rw, and CD-ROM (hdc) which is the cd-rom. They both work!!
Is that how they both should show up on the desktop?
What is the proper way to mount either of these device's from console? And how the heck did my fstab get so messed up before?