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Old 12-19-2001, 03:32 PM   #1
goverd
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Unable to mount


Hi

I`m a newbie to linux and I am having some trouble with the cdrom. I wanted to mount the cdrom but i gives me error saying "unable to mount; no medium found" What can I do to resolve this issue?
 
Old 12-19-2001, 03:40 PM   #2
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what command are you using to mount the cd ??
it is usually done with something like this:
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$ mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
Also you can add it to your fstab..to easily mount and unmount it.
 
Old 12-19-2001, 03:42 PM   #3
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Can you tell exactly what you're doing? Can you post your /etc/fstab file?
it can be as simple as to put a CD into drive and as complicated as the CD-ROM drive is not being recognized. More detail plz.
Useful commands in xterm:
mount -a
mount -tiso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom #it works in a case if there is a symlink in /dev directory that points to actual cd-rom device,do
dmesg|less
to see the boot message and look for lines where you drives iniialized...
But plz more details, the snapshop of /etc/fstab file will be very helpful.
 
Old 12-19-2001, 03:51 PM   #4
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I am trying to mount the "linux extra" disc in kde. I have tried the commands that both of you gave me but it still says that there is no medium found.
 
Old 12-19-2001, 05:23 PM   #5
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I've written a script some time ago, email me if you want it

ciao!

el felipe
 
Old 12-19-2001, 05:42 PM   #6
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mount cdrom should do the trick.
You can also see the content easily if you use mc and go in /mnt/cdrom.
Also with the gui interface too, go in /mnt/cdrom use .. to go up to / level
 
Old 12-20-2001, 02:23 AM   #7
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Hi!
I also can't mount cdrom.
I have TEAC CD540E drive on secondary slave ide.
I use icon on KDE desctop or next commnd with same result:
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom

"mount: /dev/hdd is not a valid block device"
 
Old 12-20-2001, 02:55 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bogdan
Hi!
I also can't mount cdrom.
I have TEAC CD540E drive on secondary slave ide.
I use icon on KDE desctop or next commnd with same result:
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom

"mount: /dev/hdd is not a valid block device"
have you tried instead of '/dev/hdd" , /dev/cdrom ??

what does your fstab file look like if you can post it here??
 
Old 12-20-2001, 03:09 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
have you tried instead of '/dev/hdd" , /dev/cdrom ??

what does your fstab file look like if you can post it here??
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/C vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc4 /mnt/E vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc6 /mnt/F vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

Yes, i tried hdd, I even try hdb.
KDE hardware browser showing: device: hdd driver: ignored (!)
 
Old 12-20-2001, 03:13 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
have you tried instead of '/dev/hdd" , /dev/cdrom ??

what does your fstab file look like if you can post it here??
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/C vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc4 /mnt/E vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc6 /mnt/F vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

Yes, i tried hdd and even hdb
KDE hardware browser show me: device hdd, driver: ignore (!)
 
Old 12-20-2001, 03:14 AM   #11
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have you tried just:

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

from your fstab file, that should work for you above.
 
Old 12-20-2001, 03:17 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
have you tried just:

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

from your fstab file, that should work for you above.
Yes I did it, but get
mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device
 
Old 12-20-2001, 04:56 AM   #13
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Bogdan, if you're running red hat 7.2, then try running this command as root: depmod -ae . Then try mounting the cdrom again.
 
Old 12-20-2001, 05:26 AM   #14
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Originally posted by linuxcool
Bogdan, if you're running red hat 7.2, then try running this command as root: depmod -ae . Then try mounting the cdrom again.
Thanks, it's really works!
 
Old 12-20-2001, 05:33 AM   #15
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You're welcome.
The cdrom problem is a known bug in rh 7.2.
 
  


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