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Old 02-14-2004, 06:31 PM   #1
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problem mounting cd+dvd rom drives in RH9


hey all,

I'm running red hat 9 and I've been having trouble mounting my cd and DVD rom drives. Once I click on "cd rom" or "CD ROM 1" under the 'DISKS' menu, I hear the drives spinning up but am unable to browse their contents(all i see is a blank window with the device name in the title bar). Infact, my DVD drive produces an alternating sound as though it were spinning up and then spinning down repeatedly. Also, I noticed a lot of hard drive activity while this goes on. On a couple of occasions I managed to browse a cd by ejecting it and putting it back in again. I am clueless as to what's going on....can someone please help me out? I dont think the problem is with my drives since they work fine under Win 2k. Thanks in advance for any help !

pk


my system info:

Dual Boot of Red Hat 9 and Win 2k
Athlon XP1700+
512 megs RAM

40 GB IBM Deskstar 120GXP (for win2k) + 40 GB Samsung SpinPoint
SP0411 (linux)

128 MB GeForce 3 Ti200
Creative SoundBlaster Live! MP3+
LG CD-RW GCE8400B
Liteon 16X DVD rom
 
Old 02-14-2004, 07:04 PM   #2
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what does it says in /etc/fstab ?
 
Old 02-14-2004, 07:21 PM   #3
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this is what /etc/fstab looks like

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
 
Old 02-14-2004, 07:35 PM   #4
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try this, tell me if this work or not:

put your cd into the cdrom
on your terminal, login as root: su -
then type: mount cdrom


then check to see if any files in that folder by typing:

ls /mnt/cdrom

Last edited by sirpelidor; 02-14-2004 at 07:38 PM.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 07:44 PM   #5
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nope it didnt work....

[root@modemcable021 prashant]# mount cdrom
mount: can't find cdrom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
 
Old 02-14-2004, 08:11 PM   #6
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ok...ur mount is not recongizing fstab. try this see if it works (backup your orginal code first):

/mnt/cdrom /dev/cdrom, fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0

then do the whole mount thing again
 
Old 02-14-2004, 08:21 PM   #7
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it worked!!! i was able to mount both cdrom drives and access their contents. thanks a million for the help!

pk
 
  


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