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You're not doing anything wrong. Having to mount the CD is the normal way of doing things. There is a utility called supermount that autodetects when a disk is being inserted/ejected and mounts/umounts it appropriately. I'm not sure if it's on thw RH7.2 CDs, so try typing supermount at the command prompt. If nothing happens, then check the above link.
Oh, and I can't be certain 'coz I'm not at my Linux box now, but you're fstab entry looks a little squiffy.
Okay, thanks for clearing that up. I am not sure what might be wrong with my fstab entry. I don't really know much about linux. I just started using it a week ago. I am also not sure what to do with files that end with the .rpm extension. Case in point is supermount-1.0-5cl.noarch.rpm which I downloaded from that link in your previous post. I did try the supermount command but that appears to be an invalid command.
At its simplest, try (as root): rpm -i supermount-1.0-5cl.noarch.rpm
Oh, BTW, you do know about the su command? You don't actually need to log-in as root, ever. Just log in as a normal user, and when you need to become root, type su root and then type root's password. Once you've done your root business, type exit to return to being a normal user again.
Supermount is one of mandrakes additions and even they have problems implementing it in some kernels. Once you have your drive set up so a user can mount it from the CL you can add an icon to the desk top that will mount a cd when you click it.