LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-19-2004, 03:28 PM   #1
jsouth
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
How To Interface with the CDROM


I am new to Linux, although I have a farely decent background on general UNIX based operating system theory.

My question is very simple. How do I interface with my CD-ROM?

All of my previous experience is using Red Hat 9 which provides graphical interfaces for doing this.

Currently I am running Slackware.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 03:51 PM   #2
jsouth
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ok.

I was able to figure out how to mount the device from the command line, and then add the device to my graphical 'home' interface, thus being able to see and communicate with all of my files.

Does anybody know a way I can have slackware perform these actions by default on startup??
 
Old 02-19-2004, 04:27 PM   #3
Genesee
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 927

Rep: Reputation: 30
this may help:

http://www.tagmeme.com/rute/node22.h...00000000000000
 
Old 02-19-2004, 04:35 PM   #4
SML
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: US
Distribution: ARCH
Posts: 376

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hey!! jsouth - tell me how please!

I had the exact same probs. RH was all set-up graphically, then Slack 9.1 did not operate in the same way and my cd icon did not automatically appear on the desktop.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 04:46 PM   #5
jsouth
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks man, that was a perfect guide to what I had needed.

In response to the person who would also like to know how:

Manually:

1- Go to console, typ: mount /dev/hdc
2- Go to Home, and under the right click menu, selct Create New, then CD/DVD-ROM Device.
3- In the window that pops up, go to the device tab, and select your device. Mine was 'dev/cdrom'
4- After this, you will recieve an icon that links to your CD Device.

Automatically:

After doing this, you will get a feel for how it is actually done. Then, go to here -> http://www.tagmeme.com/rute/node22....000000000000000

to find out how to edit the 'etc/fstab' file to tell your OS to perform this action autmatically. The way I did was simply remove the 'noauto' peramator in the fifth column, under your hdc/cdrom device.

4 - Reboot. It should work.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 05:55 PM   #6
Genesee
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 927

Rep: Reputation: 30
glad to hear you got it working -

when you have time I'd recommend going thru that (Rute's Guide) from top to bottom - it's excellent, and really helped me a lot.

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/rute.html.gz

 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CDROM mounting problem => /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device Vizy Linux - Hardware 8 11-04-2010 05:46 PM
CDROM refuses to mount, /dev/cdrom does not exist shane25119 Linux - Hardware 10 08-02-2009 11:43 PM
CDROM interface COR334 SONY CDU33A-C3 Information cgtueno Linux - Hardware 0 08-18-2004 02:58 AM
9.1 install, boot from cdrom, select source as cdrom, Can't find disk jake555 Slackware 1 10-30-2003 11:34 AM
CD problems: /mnt/cdrom and /dev/cdrom okok Linux - Newbie 5 04-09-2003 11:11 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration