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Also, if you are just trying to use your cd-recorder to burn cds, you don't need to mount it. Just fire up your burning program (k3b, xcdroast, etc) and use it in the normal fashion. The only time you will need to mount the cd drive is if you need to read data from it or use it as an audio device. At lest I think you need to mount to listen to audio.
iso9660 is your standard (jolliett or whatever) cd file system.
block device /dev/hdc is write-protected, mounting read-only
this was outputted b/c the fstab did not have read-only specified nder user-flags. In the user,unhide,noauto,ro section of what I posted, the "ro" stands for read-only, and will tell the computer that you cannot actively change the data on this storage media (don't worry, k3b and nero will still work fine). I think you mounted your cd-rom correctly though. Don't expect the window to pop up like it does in windows, you actually have to cd (change directories) to /media/cdrecorder and that will be your cd-rom drive!
as for the symlink. don't worry about it, I use /dev/hdc as my default dvd-burner path... it's easier to remember
Well see I'm trying to access the setup.exe in one of the cds thru the terminal with Cedega. So I need to know the directories and all. It sort of worked and then it said that it could not find the file /dev/cdrom/setup.exe which is where it was. Sorry this is a pain to help me with.
aha! cedega! so then you must have also downloaded point2play? the gui for cedega?
remember, you don't have /dev/cdrom in your fstab, so it doesn't know what to do with your request for /dev/cdrom (unless /dev/cdrom is already symlinked to your /dev/hdc) if you want to use /dev/cdrom cdrom path you will need to change /dev/hdc to /dev/cdrom in your fstab.
also, /dev/cdrom/setup.exe is not a valid path. once you have mounted the device, the work path is /media/cdrecorder/setup.exe. /dev/cdrom is a file (linux treats drivers as files) not a directory.