there is a graphical way, but i am not a mandrake user so i can only tell you the console way of doing it.
For the quick fix, as root in a console window type:
this could work
, it depends if your cdrom is configured to be mounted in /etc/fstab. The fstab file contains entries on how to mount and who may mount certain file systems. That may sound complex but its easy after a the first time.
There are a bunch of entries in the fstab file. It should look something like this...
/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 0 0
what this means follows....
"device name" "mount point" "file system type" "options" "priority" "something"
Yeah, i;m a newbie too
So, what you want to look for is a line that points to your cdrom drive ( the easy way to find that is the mount point should be /mnt/cdrom ) and change the options to read
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom /iso9660 user,noauto,owner,ro
This will enable any user to mount a cdrom. so you should be able to do it from knoqueror in kde or what ever you are using.
Just for a final handy tip.. "man <app>" is a usefull command. It is a reffernce to manuals for programs installed. (you should have it installed by default) so for more information try "man fstab" and "man mount"
Best of luck to you.