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Old 12-11-2006, 08:47 PM   #1
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Suse 10.2GM - DVD won't mount


I did a clean install of Suse 10.2 GM from a DVD so I'd have a better chance of a successful install. The install went find but I can't mount my DVD

Here is the link to hdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Dec 10 17:15 /dev/dvd -> hdb

here is the line I added to my /etc/fstab
/dev/dvd /media/hdb auto auto,user,sync 0 0

The /media directory is empty

I've searched over the forum and google and tried with no success. Can someone help me out and tell me what I've done wrong?

Thanks
FJD
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:34 AM   #2
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For the /etc/fstab line, try:
Code:
/dev/dvd /media auto noauto,user,users,sync 0 0
/dev/dvd is the device.
/media is the directory it's mounted to - you'll get an error with the way you've set it up before, because you were pointing it to mount to /media/hdb. You need to make sure the folder /media/hdb exists ("mkdir /media/hdb").
 
Old 12-12-2006, 04:00 AM   #3
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Unfortunately the change didn't work. I did notice CD's will mount and DVD's will not. Any other thoughts what could be missing? Without being able to mount my DVD I'm out of luck with 10.2.

Regards,
FJD
 
Old 12-12-2006, 11:06 AM   #4
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Do you know what the "sync" element is for?
I have no idea what its purpose is, and all I can tell you, is that it's not in my /etc/fstab for my DVD drive.
Here's my line:
Code:
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto umask=0022,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
 
Old 12-15-2006, 07:45 PM   #5
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I still haven't been able to auto or manually mount my DVD. I've tried a few more things. Let's see if anyone can help.

To start here's my /etc/fstab
fjd:/media # cat /etc/fstab
/dev/sda6 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/sda7 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/dvd /media/dvd auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/sda1 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
/dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0

I added the /dev/dvd line in fstab.

I searched dmesg kernal ring buffer to find what the DVD was listed as. The first DVD I use is on /dev/hda.

dmesg|grep -i dvd
hda: DVDRW IDE 16X, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdb: ASUS DVD-E616A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: ATAPI 63X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
hdb: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)

I then looked at the symbolic link /dev/dvd and it was mapped to /dev/hdb. i removed it and relinked the symbolic to /dev/hda by using:

ln -sf /dev/hda /dev/dvd

Still nothing. I can automount a data cd into the DVD drive, but still no recognition of a data DVD.

Any other thoughts are appreciated.
FJD
 
Old 12-15-2006, 10:55 PM   #6
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hmm.
Try seeing if you can mount any other /dev/hdx combinations as your DVD drive.
And when you find one that works, symlink that one.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 07:41 AM   #7
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Thanks! I actually had partial success. I mounted the drive and copied lot's of data back onto my computer.

The problem seems to be when I initial symlinked /dev/dvd to /dev/hda a reboot reset it back to /dev/hdb. If anyone knows where this is set or configured please let me know. I logged in as root "and mounted /media/dvd" and it mounted. Seems very very slow, but it worked. One data DVD I couldn't get to mount so I relinked /dev/dvd to /dev/hdb (my second DVD) and used the same DVD successfully.

It's great I can get to my data but it still doesn't solve the lack of automount. Really handy considering how much I use the DVD. (CD's automount but not DVD's). I'm going to try and burn a DVD with Suse 10.2 and see if burning with the version of my machine helps or not.

Thanks again.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 05:50 PM   #8
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Alright
Glad I could help.
 
  


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