Hello everyone! I'm a VERY new user to Linux and all *nix systems. I chose Slackware and it runs great, but I have stumbling blocks like the subject line here.
I apologize in advance; I know this question has been asked A LOT, but my aim is to mount my Lenovo IdeaCentre B-series internal DVD-RW drive so I can write ISOs to multi-session DVDs. I'm running Slackware 14.1, which I upgraded twice- the first time I'd picked an SMP kernel, didn't properly blacklist some things and relied too much on slackpkg, causing my Lilo config to get messed up and having an unbootable portion to my computer (I've got a dual-boot Win 7/Slack system.... I like to keep what little I need in Windows separate from Linux). Second time I simply kept the default kernel and updated with slackpkg....that worked fine. That's kind of incidental, more explaining where I am right now. New, basically. Very new.
Ok, so, what I've done so far: I've been using cdrecord because the second time I installed Slackware, I didn't put in any of the KDE-related packages. So no k3d for me. I'm PRETTY sure I have blanked the DVD-RW because it doesn't show up automatically anymore. Either that or I've messed up my /etc/fstab file. Also a possibility.
For reference, my /etc/fstab looks like this:
/dev/sda7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda5 / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda6 /home ext4 defaults 1 2
/dev/sda1 /fat-c ntfs-3g fmask=177,dmask=077 1 0
/dev/sda2 /fat-d ntfs-3g fmask=177,dmask=077 1 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 user,auto,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
I've searched high and low for the solution to my problem, but I keep getting stuck in one spot. What I thought I was supposed to do was type
# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
but when I do, I get the error
mount: /dev/sr0: can't read superblock
And then, of course, I run dmesg | tail, which comes up with this:
[ 514.606336] EXT4-fs (sr0): unable to read superblock
[ 514.718081] sr 0:0:0:0: [sr0]
[ 514.718086] Result: hostbyte=0x00 driverbyte=0x08
[ 514.718087] sr 0:0:0:0: [sr0]
[ 514.718088] Sense Key : 0x5 [current]
[ 514.718091] sr 0:0:0:0: [sr0]
[ 514.718092] ASC=0x21 ASCQ=0x0
[ 514.718093] sr 0:0:0:0: [sr0] CDB:
[ 514.718094] cdb=0x28: 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00
[ 514.718124] FAT-fs (sr0): unable to read boot sector
At this point, I'm stumped (again- newbie!) I'd really appreciate some help. Oh, and I do also apologize for the fact that I didn't post the specific technical specs on my computer. I wrote the information down somewhere, but lost the paper. I'm constantly drowning in paper, so that's my little personal problem. Thanks to everyone ahead of time!