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Old 06-29-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to work with external usb cdroms in linux?


Hi,

I need to use an external usb dvd drive. Could you help me with the steps to mount it?
I did an lsusb and the device seems to be recognized.
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Bus 004 Device 003: ID 054c:031f
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How do i mount this? Normally for cds i use the command mount /dev/hda -t iso9660 /mnt/cdrom

Since this is a usb device, i cant seem to get the same working.

I would really appreciate some help at this point.

Thank you,
Abhishek
 
Old 06-29-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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OK, please tell us what computer your using and the output of, as root
fdisk -l
and
dmesg | tail
and
mount
 
Old 06-29-2009, 05:32 PM   #3
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OK, please tell us what computer your using and the output of, as root
fdisk -l
and
dmesg | tail
and
mount
<edit>
{LOL...IL GET U THE MOUNT OUTPUT ASAP!}
</edit>

Hi, thank you so much for your reply.
Im using a RedHat version 4

fdisk -l
device boot start end blocks id system
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 1287 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 1288 35297 fb Unknown
/dev/sda4 f Win 95 Extd'd(LBA)
/dev/sda5 82 Linux Swap
/dev/sda6 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 fc Unknown


dmesg |tail
(reserved error code) -- ( asc= 0x57 ascq = 0x00)
The failed "Test Unit Ready" packet command was:
"00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 "
hda: packet command error: status = 0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hda: packet command error:error = 0x30
ATAPI device hda:
Error: Medium error -- (Sense key= 0x03)
( reserved error code) -- (asc = 0x57, ascq=0x00)
The failed "Test Unit Ready" packet command was:
"00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 "


mount[/QUOTE] does not seem to be a command..

Please tell me if you need anything else..

Also i used a usb once , it was /dev/hdb

Thank you.

Last edited by agummad; 06-29-2009 at 05:34 PM.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 05:38 PM   #4
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I just restarted the machine, and booted from the DVD(accidentally, i should say-- my first boot device was usb-CD, back from a couple of days back, where I installed the OS!!).. seems to be reading well for now. This is great, but really, I fail to understand it!

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Old 06-29-2009, 05:52 PM   #5
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I kinda under stand it, on my hp PC if I have it set to boot from cdrom, it won't let me boot usb and says grub error something
if I set to boot from usb it all works OK?!

strange, huh?
 
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I kinda under stand it, on my hp PC if I have it set to boot from cdrom, it won't let me boot usb and says grub error something
if I set to boot from usb it all works OK?!

strange, huh?
Yeah, thanks for helping out. I use a Dell.. Either way it would really help me to get to know how to do this "straight"!!
I'll get you the mount output in about 30 minutes?

Thanks u once again
 
  


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