OK I checked Yast2, and it displays a USB CDROM, and when I expanded that (this is under Hardware Information) it comes up was a Multiburner2, which is what type of DVD burner it is. It displayed this as /dev/sr1
So then I went under su in terminal, typed mount /dev/sr1 /mnt/dvdrw
and it kicks back this error message:
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
So then i tried to mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr1 /mnt/dvdrw
mount: block device /dev/sr1 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sr1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
(could this be the IDE device where you in fact use
ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed?)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
I tried putting in a DVD I know has data on it, then did a mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr1 /mnt/dvdrw then checked out the contents of that directory and it has the data from the DVD in it. Although it reports as : mount: block device /dev/sr1 is write-protected, mounting read-only
I suppose in this case thats normal since it is not a burnable dvd.
Ok, so unmounted everything and started over. Put the blank DVD in, opened K3B and can burn to the DVD burner just fine, SO suse is reading the dvd burner. BUT what I have to accomplish is putting this DVD burner at a specific mount point. Here's why, might help explain what im trying to accomplish.
I have a Linux IBM server that has NO built in DVD burner. The designers of our software has writen a script designed to backup files XYZ every night to /mnt/dvdrw
The probelm is.. They did not tell the USB dvd burner to be /mnt/dvdrw , they have a script to loook for regular DVD burner, for it to become /mnt/dvdrw the only problem is there scripts errors out because the dev they are looking for to become /mnt/dvdrw doesnt exist. And so it is up to me to make this USB dvd burner (/dev/sr1) become /mnt/dvdrw
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