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Old 02-23-2004, 10:33 PM   #1
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Screwed up mnt points with mandrake control center


fter installing Mandrake 9.2 and logging into KDE there were 2 icons:

Icon - CDROM = DVD Drive

Icon - CDROM2 = CD Burner

I used the Mandrake control center to change these. Now the icons read

/mnt/CD-Burner

/mnt/DVD

How can I get rid of the /mnt part of the name?

Also now that I have done this, if I try installing a program of the cd's by using the RPM install software program it will tell me to put the cd into the drive but then it does not recognize it (I think it is trying to access /mnt/cdrom).

Thanks for any suggestions.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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Check your /etc/fstab file to make sure the devices are getting mounted properly and where they are getting mounted to.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 12:14 AM   #3
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here's my fstab file

here is what's in the fstab file:


/dev/hdb1 / ext2 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/CD-Burner supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /mnt/DVD supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,sync,codepage=850,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat codepage=850,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d vfat codepage=850,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/win_e vfat codepage=850,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb5 swap swap defaults 0 0

Based on this I can't figure out why the icons have the "/mnt" as part of their name and why I try to install a program of one of the package cd's it will not recognize the DVD as the orginal install drive.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 12:05 PM   #4
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The problem is that you changed the physical name the configuration and your system is looking for, not the logical one. See:

none /mnt/CD-Burner supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /mnt/DVD supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0

If you look in the devices folder /dev, you'll see there's no file called "CD-Burner" or "DVD", but there are three files probably called cdrom , cdrom0 and cdrom1 (take notice that they're case sensitive!). cdrom and cdrom0 actually point to the same device, the first cdrom in your computer. cdrom1 points to the second one.
The fix would be changing those lines to this:

/mnt/cdrom0 supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/mnt/cdrom1 supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0

In case it doesn't work, try inverting cdrom0 and cdrom1 although I think the solution is valid as it is.
Post back if you had (or not ) luck!

Last edited by Redeye2; 02-24-2004 at 12:06 PM.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 01:30 PM   #5
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thanks

Thanks that worked, but is there an easy way to go about chaning the name and the icon that appears on the desktop?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:29 AM   #6
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If you just want to change the desktop icon, right click on icon select properties and change the name under the general tab.
 
  


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