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/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").
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.