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Old 05-30-2007, 12:10 PM   #1
Boer Seun
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Trouble mounting DVD rom


Hallo all
I am trying to get my data from DVD disk onto my Fedora6 box.
The problem I have is that I insert the DVD and when I go to open the drive to retrive my files I get a msg that says unable to mount drive.
What am I not doing or what am I doing wrong.
Thanks
Boer
 
Old 05-30-2007, 01:03 PM   #2
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Try mounting the drive as 'root', replacing the ? in the third line with the proper letter (probably c or d)
Code:
su
mkdir -p /mnt/dvd
mount /dev/hd? /mnt/dvd
exit
 
Old 05-30-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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I will try that when I get home, I only have the root account setup, is this good or bad b/c I ran my older Windows machine as Administrator all the time, so I reconed that if I just work on the root account I will be able to do everything without having to worry about permissions.
Would I need to run this command everytime I want to use my DVD/CD ROM?
 
Old 05-30-2007, 02:05 PM   #4
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I will try that when I get home, I only have the root account setup, is this good or bad b/c I ran my older Windows machine as Administrator all the time, so I reconed that if I just work on the root account I will be able to do everything without having to worry about permissions.
Bad. That's what makes Windows inherently unsecure and prone to viral infection, malware, spyware, user-induced "Ooops", etc. But, it's your machine if you don't mind the extremely real possibility of a wrong keystroke messing it up, then run as root. Personally, I don't do it

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Would I need to run this command everytime I want to use my DVD/CD ROM?
No. There are user-space utilities that will allow you to mount and unmount devices without being the privelaged user.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 01:05 AM   #5
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You said to change the "?" with the drive letter but whn I go to places and then computer I can see all my devices in there but no drive letters? How do I name drives or assighn letters?
LOL I really am not very good at this....yet
 
Old 05-31-2007, 01:21 AM   #6
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Okay I figured out what the problem was, for some reason linux does not see my backup dvd's (Burned with Nero on win XP) maybe because it does not recognize the file system?

Do you thinks this is the case and how do I rectify this?
Thanks
 
Old 05-31-2007, 01:51 AM   #7
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Try the following:

mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/dvd -o ro

or

mount -t udf /dev/cdrom /mnt/dvd -o ro
 
Old 06-01-2007, 12:52 AM   #8
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Slack Daemon: I tried but it comes back saying "no Medium found" Could this be an indication that even though my operating system sees my dvd drive it does not recognize the filesystem or the fact that there is a DVD in the drive?
 
Old 06-01-2007, 01:06 AM   #9
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The filesystem on the CD/DVD isn't being recognized. Have you tried using it on other machines?
 
Old 06-02-2007, 07:50 AM   #10
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Yes its fine on my laptop running windows
 
Old 06-02-2007, 11:30 PM   #11
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I've had a similar problem recently, but it was drive related rather than the OS. But CDs/DVDs burnt from Linux tend to be readable on both UNIX variants and Windows.
The only suggestion I can give to solve the immediate problem is by transferring the data via a network connection. Got a cross cable handy?
 
Old 06-03-2007, 12:58 AM   #12
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I could setup file sharing between my vista laptop and fedora box if I can figure out how the world of linux is still petty new to me.
Thanks I will try that in the morning
 
Old 06-03-2007, 01:08 AM   #13
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You'll be able to connect to your windows share by using either the smbmount or smbclient commands.

smbmount allows you to mount a windows share like a local disk

smbmount //192.168.0.2/sharename /mount/point -o username=<name>

smbclient lets you access a windows share similar to ftp.

smbclient //192.168.0.2/sharename -U <username> -P <password>

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