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Hi! For a while I was running Linux and everything was working fine. Then all of a sudden the cdrom disappeared and I canīt mount it again. I tried as root "mount iso9660 /dev/cdrom mnt/cdrom" and got the answer "no mountpoint for cdrom". Running SuSE you can normally configure these hardware parts via YaST, an automatic setup-tool but that doesnīt function either.
Any help much apreciated! J.
The mountpoint must also exist prior to the command being issued. You should move into the /mnt directory and ensure that there is a subdir called cdrom. If there is not, it won't matter how much configuring you do, you won't be able to mount the cdrom drive, so you should create it.
If once you've done this, you should consider editiing your /etc/fstab file. There are plenty of threads on this here, so have a peek around.
oh my - I tried out so many things and read in a book about SuSE distro that ususally: mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /cdrom is the right command. Unfortunately it returns: /DEV/CDROM IS NOT A VALID BLOCKORIENTATED DEVICE. Tommorrow I'll take a closer look at how to edit /etc/fstab. Maybe the bug is in there... Thanks a lot again!
wow - just got it going! i moved it to hdc, now i can mount it "mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc/ cdrom, open directory /media/cdrom and the stoopid thing starts wheeling - great - thank you very much, again! Cheers Jens