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Old 01-24-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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Help needed to setup(mount?) cdrom


Ok, This is a very very new world for me. I just installed linux suse and I am not able to read from cdrom. (But I installed it from a cd!)

I looked around and not much help to me -- either not applicable or too much for me to figure out.

Could anyone help please? if more info needed please let me know what and hot to get it.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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If you right-click on the cd icon on your desktop, and select "Mount", then you should be able to then left-click on it to open it in the file manager, Konquorer. (Under most *nix, a filesystem needs to be "mounted" before it can be used).

Alternatively, just (left) clicking on it should open a new window showing the contents of the cd, after mounting it automatically.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 01-24-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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in case you use kde:

open konqueror and type devices:/ just like in a web browser and hit enter

from console try:

a) suse 9.2

cd /media/cdrom/
dir

b) older ones or mabe other distros

mount /dev/cdrom
 
Old 01-24-2005, 01:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick response.

When I selected the cdrom icon, the status bar showed "cd-rom/ Unmounted cd-rom" and there is no "mount" command when right mouse the icon.

More help please.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 01:49 PM   #5
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Ok, combined MJ and Robert's response, I was able to see bunch of icons under devices:/ and the first one does showup as a mounted device and I was able to click on "eject" to see that it is working.

but when I put the oracle(I meant to install) cd in it, I got the following message "could not enter folder /media/cdrom". Is it a permissiion problem?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 03:13 PM   #6
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Do you get the same error when attempting to read other (data) cd's ?
 
Old 01-24-2005, 03:31 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by benwen
when I put the oracle(I meant to install) cd in it, I got the following message "could not enter folder /media/cdrom". Is it a permissiion problem?
Maybe. Tell us what your /etc/fstab says, especially any lines that include cdrom in them.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 07:56 AM   #8
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Hi there

I just had the very same problem, on a SuSE 8.2, but it turned out, that the mount point was "cdrecorder" instead of "cdrom". (My drive is a CD/DVD recorder :-). This would show up in /etc/fstab

Try:

cat /etc/fstab

mount /dev/cdrecorder

ls /media/cdrecorder


Cheers!
Mikkel
 
Old 02-03-2005, 11:13 AM   #9
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what distro are you using?
 
  


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