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Old 03-10-2002, 09:29 PM   #1
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mounting a CDROM


Here's a rather newbie-ish question... How do I mount a CD drive from the console if it didn't mount when I booted the Kernel (ie, didn't have a disc in the drive, etc..)? Just curious, because I forgot to put the cd in the drive before Linux booted. Also, will the CD drive mount if there's an audio cd in the drive?

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Old 03-10-2002, 09:40 PM   #2
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can't mount cd's..

but you can use the mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom command to mount a cd.

depending on how yours is setup determines the /dev/hdc and where you have your empty directory for the /mnt/cdrom.

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Old 03-10-2002, 09:47 PM   #3
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Alright, that seemed to do the trick
 
Old 03-10-2002, 09:50 PM   #4
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can't mount cd's..
just so i don't confuse anyone, i meant you can't mount audio or music cd's.. just data ones for any future reference to anyone trying or wondering.

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Old 03-10-2002, 10:10 PM   #5
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oK...here's a (more than likely stupid) question. Can you play audio CD's? if you can could you play them from the console, provided your sound card is configured? I see there's an audio cd player in KDE, but I never tried to use it, but obviously that's in X, not console.

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Old 03-10-2002, 10:20 PM   #6
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Yes you can play audio cds. All you have to do is open the CD player and it will auto detect whether there is an audio cd in the drive and if there is it will auto start.
 
Old 03-11-2002, 04:20 AM   #7
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if you're using a newbie-friendly distro like mandrake or redhat, i think all u have to do for now is to type:

mount /mnt/cdrom

to mount the cdrom, and

umount /mnt/cdrom

to unmount it.



basically, redhat and mandrake make it easy for you at the expense of security. but this is a very normal trade off. on a more secure box, tricky's suggestions will work fine.



yes, you can only mount data cds. however, this does not mean u can't play music cds. u just don't have to mount audio cds. just put them in and play them from your favourite player.



enjoy!
 
Old 03-11-2002, 04:32 AM   #8
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Is there any command to directly play an audio track to the audio device? I just discovered cat something.bmp > /dev/fb0 to display bitmaps onto the framebuffer, and was wondering if there was any way of doing, like cat /dev/hdcsomething > /dev/dsp? How could you identify the individual audio sessions on an audio CD?

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Old 03-11-2002, 08:51 AM   #9
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How could you identify the individual audio sessions on an audio CD?

Cheers.

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not sure if your idea would work.. and I am sure there might be console players out there.. but usually audio cd's name the tracks in order.. Track 1, Track 2... and so on..

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