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Old 04-21-2004, 12:13 AM   #1
jfarm182
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mounting laptop cdrom ?


just installed redhat 9 shrike on my dell inspiron 4000. works great but cant seem to get my cdrom working. the only "mount" i see is floppy. (module bay with, i have floppy and cdrom). i tried mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom and that says must specify filesystem. im not sure if there is an add new hardware thing with linux or what.
thanks in advance!!
 
Old 04-21-2004, 12:16 AM   #2
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man mount will give you all the information you need. basically you need to create a mount point (/mnt/cdrom for example) then mount the drive via mount -t type device dir (mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom for example). i hope this helps.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 12:26 AM   #3
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so you need to like.. mount it and then make it shortcut to say "/mnt/cdrom" ? sorry im ubernewb.. thanks
 
Old 04-21-2004, 12:27 AM   #4
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and whats -t ? thanks
 
Old 04-21-2004, 03:20 AM   #5
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On mount -t is used to define the file system type on the mounting device. do "man mount" will give u all the help u need.

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