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Old 03-23-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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CD Rom cant access


Okay ive got libranet 2.0 installed finally... but windows-x wont work because it cant use my video card (radeon 9600)... found out i need linux drivers(.rpm)... I have downloaded them(2.96MB) and put them on a cd....


now my cdrom is the primary slave therefor /dev/hdb right. or /dev/cdrom right.... neither work and i cant access the cd rom just says doesnt exsist, and i tried /dev/cdrom/ as well.... also tried remounting the cd player... mount /dev/cdrom /dev/hdb. I cannot get to the cd rom to access the drivers(which are too big for floppy)


used dmesg and i can see ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB cache, UDA(33).... need help on how to access cd rom....
 
Old 03-23-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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Exactly what are the commands are you using to access?
 
Old 03-23-2004, 06:31 PM   #3
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/dev/cdrom

I use "/dev/cdrom" but then get the message permission denied (i am logged in as root as well)
 
Old 03-23-2004, 06:33 PM   #4
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Exact commands please. Like " I used 'mount /dev/hdb' ".
 
Old 03-23-2004, 06:35 PM   #5
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i did "mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /dev/hdb
 
Old 03-23-2004, 06:38 PM   #6
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Usage of mount: 'mount [device] [directory]'
/dev/cdrom is just a link to another device (probably hdb)
/dev/hdb is probably your cdrom (remember what was in demsg? it says it).
To mount /dev/hdb:
mkdir /mnt/cdrom make /mnt/cdrom directory
mount /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom mount the cdrom
You can try '-t auto', or '-t iso9660' with that.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 06:48 PM   #7
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woot

thank you it works great now... but when i run the rpm tool on the drive it gives me errors,
 
Old 03-23-2004, 06:50 PM   #8
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What kind of errors...
 
Old 03-23-2004, 06:55 PM   #9
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it says "cannot open packeges using db3, no such file or directory(2)
"cannot open packages in var/lib/rpm"
 
  


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