Input/output error when reading from CD-RW drive
I've been a casual linux user (grad student in the sciences) for years, but I've just recently made the switch at home, too.
Things were going fine until I encountered an error while trying to read from my CD-ROM drive:
I'm getting "Input/output error" -- it doesn't matter whether I'm logged in as root or not.
I've installed programs off this CD before and things worked fine -- but this is a new machine and a new install of redhat (though I'm using an older version). This is a CD-RW rather than a regular CD-ROM, also.
When I look at the cdrom, this is what I see:
[root@localhost]# ls -l /mnt/cdrom
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 2048 Nov 22 2002 bin
dr-xr-xr-x 5 root root 2048 Nov 22 2002 iraf
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 74286597 Nov 22 2002 OOo_1.0.1_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 2048 Nov 22 2002 sm
I can cp the OOo_* file from the CD onto my HD just fine, but when I try to copy anything in the other directories onto my HD, I get the input/output error. If I try to list the contents of any file in the cdrom's directories, I can't see anything (but I don't get an error message, just a carriage return).
Here are the contents of my /etc/fstab, though I don't really know what this means:
[root@localhost]# more /etc/fstab
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0