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Old 01-26-2004, 12:24 PM   #1
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CDROM: not a valid block device?


I am trying to listen to cd's, but when i try to mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/ cdrom i get this error...

root@Linux~Powered:~# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device
root@Linux~Powered:~#

this is my /etc/fstab...

'/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda2 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

It always worked with no problems on other versions of linux, but i can't seem to figure this out.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:32 PM   #2
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You don't need to mount audio Cds...just stick it in the drive and fire up your music software
 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:35 PM   #3
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it doesn't work. I am using xmms. When i put a cd in and try to open it in the mnt directory there is nothing in it.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:46 PM   #4
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How about a CD player? I use AlsaPlayer usually, though I haven't owned any CDs in a while to bother trying anything else
 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:48 PM   #5
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Nope, i've tried that too. It's like it doesn't know the cdrom is even there.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:50 PM   #6
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By the way my cd player says... "Drive error" in the window
 
  


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