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what you have to do is to ensure that /dev/cdrom1 (the new cdrw) really exists in the /dev directory. surely /dev/cdrom (the cdrom you altrady have) is a symbolic link to a device. you should discover where this link points (ls -l /dev/cdrom). it should point to /dev/hdb or hdc, it dipends where you plugged the drive. please do this and post it here!
and the computer responded:
Usage: mount -V : print version
mount -h : print this help
mount : list mounted filesystems
mount -l : idem, including volume labels
So far the informational part. Next the mounting.
The command is `mount [-t fstype] something somewhere'.
Details found in /etc/fstab may be omitted.
mount -a [-t|-O] ... : mount all stuff from /etc/fstab
mount device : mount device at the known place
mount directory : mount known device here
mount -t type dev dir : ordinary mount command
Note that one does not really mount a device, one mounts
a filesystem (of the given type) found on the device.
One can also mount an already visible directory tree elsewhere:
mount --bind olddir newdir
or move a subtree:
mount --move olddir newdir
A device can be given by name, say /dev/hda1 or /dev/cdrom,
or by label, using -L label or by uuid, using -U uuid .
Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options] [-p passwdfd].
For many more details, say man 8 mount .
I went to desktop and clicked create new / device / cdrom device
and clicked on device tab and selected /dev/hdd (/cdrom1) and clicked ok
then I put a cdrom disk in the drive and clicked on the new icon and whaddya know-? It loaded!
Now, is that all I have to do?
What about audio discs? There are 2 icons on the desktop relating to the other (CDRW) - one labeled cdrom and the othe labeled audio cd... Do I need to do something to let audio cds play from both cd drives or should I only let 1 drive play audio?
1)you want to play 2 audio cd at the same time one in the cdr and the other in the cdrw? i don't know if you can do that, never tried.
2)you are asking if it's the same to play an audio cd either from the cdr or the cdrw? well yes, it's the same thing. you just have to specify the source cd, for example in the configure panel of KsCD.