i logged into root using "s -" and entered "mount /dev/hdc" and still got the same answer, "mount: Not a directory"
when i checked dmesg the name of the device was "hdc"
BUT, i can get it to mount regularly if i go throught the following process:
1. #mount /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0
(at which point the cdrom runs for about 5 minutes) and i get back a message: could not determine file system type and you did not specify one.
2. #mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0
this bring ups the help page for the mount command
3. #mount /media/cdrom0
this time it actually mounts, and i can actually do it as a regular user afterwards
This is the only way i've been able to mount the cdrom, and i still can't get the floppy to work- it requests that i define a file system type, but is don't know which it is.
i've had both disks set as auto in the file system field of fstab before and it cannot detect the file system type. could it be a problem with the program used to figure the system type?