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Old 10-16-2011, 07:25 PM   #181
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Code:
o@o-HP-Compaq-6910p-GH715AW-ABA:~$ /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0 
bash: /dev/scd0: Permission denied
o@o-HP-Compaq-6910p-GH715AW-ABA:~$ sudo /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0 
[sudo] password for o: 
sudo: /dev/scd0: command not found
o@o-HP-Compaq-6910p-GH715AW-ABA:~$
The reason this thread has been weirded is because of my joke about blind people. They've rather forgotten the internet ethos perhaps.

Agree with EDDY1, at least it seems the most reasonable thing.

Use your favorite text editor, e.g. vim, to write to the /etc/fstab file:
Code:
sudo vim /etc/fstab
and then add the line with /media/cdrom0 in it.

Check there is something on the file system called /media/cdrom0 with:

ls /media/cdrom0

A simpler but less intuitive thing is to do:
Code:
sudo cat >> /etc/fstab
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
then <ctrl>+d  i.e. hold down the ctrl button then hit d
this is just a thing that can save a lot of time
Then restart the computer. It might work better because it is a bit mysterious why it does not have a CDROM entry in the fundamental file system table /etc/fstab.

It would be desirable to find out where the CD rom drive is normally put on the file system tree in Ubuntu, it is probably /media/cdrom0 but it might not be.
 
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:12 AM   #182
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Originally Posted by lugoteehalt View Post
The reason this thread has been weirded is because of my joke about blind people. They've rather forgotten the internet ethos perhaps.

Agree with EDDY1, at least it seems the most reasonable thing.

Use your favorite text editor, e.g. vim, to write to the /etc/fstab file:
Code:
sudo vim /etc/fstab
and then add the line with /media/cdrom0 in it.

Check there is something on the file system called /media/cdrom0 with:

ls /media/cdrom0

A simpler but less intuitive thing is to do:
Code:
sudo cat >> /etc/fstab
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
then <ctrl>+d  i.e. hold down the ctrl button then hit d
this is just a thing that can save a lot of time
Then restart the computer. It might work better because it is a bit mysterious why it does not have a CDROM entry in the fundamental file system table /etc/fstab.

It would be desirable to find out where the CD rom drive is normally put on the file system tree in Ubuntu, it is probably /media/cdrom0 but it might not be.


Before I try to take your advice, please know that my laptop lost all of my data about two months ago. I think I started this thread talking about how all of my data is gone. The laptop rewrote new partitions and everything.

Also note that my laptop has a broken screen. So I connected my laptop to an external monitor. The laptop screen broke maybe because I accidentally slept on my laptop some months ago.

Lastly, My laptop randomly crashes or shuts off completely in only some seconds, too, every hour or so. I have a computer temperature program checker which states that my laptop is usually around 66C degrees: so I don't think it is overheating. The screen goes black for some seconds. No lights are blinking. Then everything turns off. All the lights except maybe the mute light turns off for some seconds. Total silence. No lights except the mute light maybe for some seconds. Then laptop turns back on and boots back up.

In conclusion, could any of those things be a reason why my laptop might be having CD opening or ejecting or registering issues?

I just wanted to bring up those things first.

But if you have nothing to add for now, then I will try taking your advice from your last comment in ten hours from now or so. It is 4:21am PST. I will be going to bed now. I will come back to to this and I will look at this thread first before doing anything else.

See you (or anybody who is reading this or who cares) in some hours from now.

Last edited by JoeyArnold; 10-18-2011 at 07:23 AM.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 04:03 PM   #183
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I don't know how to ethernet-remote tower-to-laptop undelete. But that's my goal.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 04:37 PM   #184
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My CD drive use to work some months ago. But because it doesn't open, reject, register, cooperate, I should like sudo vim /etc/fstab ? I need to write to the fstab and put in an CD line or address in case it lost it? Unless if the CD is in the fstab already ?
 
Old 10-18-2011, 04:46 PM   #185
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my laptop has a broken screen. So I connected my laptop to an external monitor. The laptop screen broke maybe because I accidentally slept on my laptop some months ago.


In conclusion, could any of those things be a reason why my laptop might be having CD opening or ejecting or registering issues?
That is the one way I have never managed to destroy a computer. Sleeping on top of it. That is just too beautiful for words.
Code:
sensors
acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:       +36.0C  (crit = +104.0C)
It may well be you have hardware problems. Best thing is to ask about it in the hardware forum.

Looked into Ubuntu and it looks like /media/cdrom0 is the place that the files in the CDROM are put. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Au...ountPartitions This does not matter a lot it is just that Ubuntu's desktop environment might expect the CD stuff to be there.

The point is just go straight into /etc/fstab and make the changes. It is not a big thing. If it does not work just remove the changes. Linux is not like Microsoft, just go into the middle of the computer and kick the hell out of it. Serious point.
 
  


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