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Old 08-04-2003, 07:45 PM   #1
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Problem with accessing removable media

I am using Mandrake 9.0

I had access to my removable media devices (a cd burner, a cdrom, and a floppy drive) to start with, but now I can't seem to be able to read any media. What I mean by this is, I am not locked out of the devices (no error message appears saying I am not authorised to use the device), but if I insert a CD/floppy, I cannot view it's contents in Konqueror or in any of the other available file managers. The strangest thing is though I *can* play a regular audio cd, though only in my cdrom drive.

This problem occurs in when logged in as root and with my user account.

I unmounted and remounted the drives, this still didn't fix the problem. Next I disabled supermount for all the devices. This did not work either. I have checked and rechecked /etc/fstab and it all seems to be fine as far as I can see!

/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1 none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom auto user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,ro 0 0
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,ro,umask=0 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto user,iocharset=iso8859-15,sync,unhide,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0 none
/proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0

Checking the permissions to my mounted devices I see:

drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Aug 4 14:03 ./
drwxr-xr-x 19 root root 4096 Aug 5 08:50 ../
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 31 20:44 cdrom/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 31 20:44 cdrom2/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 31 21:24 disk/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 31 20:44 floppy/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 4 14:03 scd0/
drwxrwxrwx 13 root root 8192 Jan 1 1970 windows/

Again, seems fine, right?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Old 08-04-2003, 10:54 PM   #2
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You should have the noauto option in your fstab file for all removable drives so the OS doesn't try to mount an empty device.

What are the errors if any when you try to mount a CDROM via the mount command in a console as root?


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