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Old 01-29-2002, 04:55 AM   #1
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mount cdrom fails


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.
 
Old 01-29-2002, 06:18 AM   #2
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well, that presumably means that the /mnt/cdrom directory just doesn't exist.

you are aware of the need for /mnt and not mnt as you typed? and you'd need -t before iso9660
 
Old 01-29-2002, 08:51 AM   #3
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Just a point - "mnt/cdrom" is not the same as "/mnt/cdrom" unless you are in "/"
 
Old 01-29-2002, 12:31 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 01-29-2002, 02:25 PM   #5
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...the /mnt directory is completely empty! I guess I have to look for what it should contain. Thanks a lot ! You helped me much.
 
Old 01-29-2002, 02:30 PM   #6
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Mount points are just directories.

mkdir /mnt/cdrom
 
Old 01-29-2002, 02:53 PM   #7
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Normally SUSE has a cdrom directory created at the root. You could then do a mount /dev/cdrom -t iso9660 /cdrom or something similiar to that.
 
Old 01-29-2002, 05:52 PM   #8
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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!
 
Old 01-30-2002, 09:40 AM   #9
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I've had this happen before myself with Redhat. Try loading the module by doing a insmod cdrom then try to mount the cdrom. See if that works.
 
Old 01-30-2002, 09:54 AM   #10
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i wouldn't be worried about /dev/cdrom being right or not, make sure it works by just using the hdX device directly.
 
Old 01-30-2002, 01:40 PM   #11
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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
 
  


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