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Ok, seems that there are some basic mount understanding issues here, let me try to explain:
/dev/cdrom (as noted) is a symlink to /dev/hdc, your secondary master. That's great, your symlink is fine. You want to have this automatically mounted, you'll have to use something like autofs or supermount (though I am not sure supermount still exists, I think it was used on Mandrake a while back, but autofs is preferred??? ) or something along those lines. I personally am not a fan of automount, especially on Slack or something so straight forward as Slack is. I will do my commands myself instead.
So, to get to my point:
You need to either change your fstab entry for your cdrom from 'auto' in the filesystem column to 'iso9660' or you need to put that in by hand when typing it on the command line:
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
If it's in fstab you can put it:
And it will use the iso9660 as specified in /etc/fstab
mount can guess with some discs, but since pretty much any CD you put in there (obviously not all, but it's much more common to have iso9660 on a CD) will have the iso filesystem, that's the best choice IMO to put in that space.