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Old 10-27-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
Madone_SL_5.5
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Unable to Mount CDROM


I am running a new server on an Intel 965 board and cannot mount my Sony CDROM. I have tried the standard commands that I know, as well as some that I have found online, but none of them seem to work.

This may be because the IDE connections are translated as SATA. I had that problem during install, but tricked the kernel using the "linux all-generic-ide" command.

I have a file on a CD that I want to install, and the CD is in the drive. It is a TAR file. How do I verify that the OS can see the drive, and what command I should use to access it?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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Check with dmesg wether the cd/dvd-rom has been found.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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That lists so many lines that some go off screen. How can I scroll through them?
 
Old 10-27-2006, 09:51 PM   #4
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there are many different ways to do it: here is a couple of examples

Code:
cat filename | less
Code:
less filename
or you can just press shift and up arrow or page up on the keyboard and the text will scroll up from the last line of the file

-bhert
 
Old 10-28-2006, 12:03 AM   #5
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you can navigate shift+Page Up/Page down
try linux
 
Old 10-28-2006, 11:50 AM   #6
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Thanks, those work great.

So what should the line look like that recognizes my drive? What am I looking for that will help me know where to mount the CDROM drive from?
 
Old 10-29-2006, 05:01 PM   #7
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You should have something like this :

hda: ATAPI 48X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)


You could try doing: dmesg | grep hda

or hdb / hdc/ hdd .. Whichever connector you plugged it on and wether you set it master / slave.. So let's take mine for example. Which is plugged into my 1st IDE connector on motherboard. (the only one) and is set to Master. So linux made it hda.

so dmesg | grep hda results in:

ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf400-0xf407, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
hda: BENQ DVD LS DW1655, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: ATAPI 48X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)

Hope this helps you .
 
  


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