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Old 03-13-2004, 06:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy can not access cdrom


I installed slackware on my computer. I looked in the fstab for my cdrom. It is there, but I cannot access my cdrom. It is listed like /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660. Can anyone please help. I am coming from mandrake and was totally dependent. I am sure I am mounting the drive correctly. Pleas, someone give some good advice
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Old 03-13-2004, 06:38 PM   #2
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umm at a terminal after inserting a cdrom..

mount /dev/cdrom

type eject to eject the cd or you can umount it first by:

umount /dev/cdrom
 
Old 03-13-2004, 06:40 PM   #3
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this is a very common "problem" when people start out with Slackware. By default, Slack sets up the fstab to allow only root to mount the CD and floppy drives. look in you fstab and you'll have a entry in the line for your cdrom that says "owner". You want to change that to "user" like this:
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/dev/cdrom     /mnt/cdrom   iso9660   noauto,user,ro    0   0
 
Old 03-13-2004, 06:45 PM   #4
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I went ahead and did that. What should be my next step? Should it automatically start the cd when installed or what
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Old 03-13-2004, 06:55 PM   #5
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I cannot get it to mount. Does this in anyway have anything to do with mtab? I do not understand why it is being so difficult. Pleas help
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Steve
 
Old 03-13-2004, 09:16 PM   #6
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You still need to manually mount the CD, unless you remove the "noauto" and insert the disk when you boot
 
Old 03-13-2004, 09:19 PM   #7
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I got it to work, but now I installed aterm and cannot get it to run. Is there a particular command I need to invoke to get the thing to work?
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Old 03-13-2004, 09:27 PM   #8
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Not sure what you mean by "the thing"....do you mean mounting your CD?
mount /dev/cdrom
or
mount /mnt/cdrom

either one should now work if you have added "user" in your current /etc/fstab
 
  


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