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Old 08-11-2002, 01:30 PM   #1
fedel
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CDROM drive can not be mounted


I have problem with useing CD drive in newly instaled Linux.
Originally on my HD there were Windows and Linux OS installed. I wanted to change partitions n disk so I did it. I used fdisk program and changed partition table erasig all data on disk and then made fresh install both Windows and Linux. Both instalacion went OK and both OS a working. Only problem ist that under Linux I can not mount CDROM. When I issue command:

$ mount /mnt/cdrom
mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device

I get an error as stated above. So I typed nex two command:

$ ls -l /dev/cdrom
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Aug 8 10:26 /dev/cdrom -> /dev/hdb
$ ls -l /dev/hdb
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 64 Aug 30 2001 /dev/hdb

I dont know what is the problem!
I am useing RED HAT 7.2. CDROM is TEAC CD-540E rellatively new (old 1 year). Before reorganized HD I was useing also RH 7.2 and CD worked OK. Under Windows there is no problem with CDROM so I hope it is not hardware problem.
Hope You could help me fix this problem!!
Thanks
Juraj Fedel
 
Old 08-11-2002, 04:25 PM   #2
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It's not a question for Programming forum, next time post to Linux - Software....
Try to mount cdrom as root.
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom
or
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
 
Old 08-12-2002, 08:50 AM   #3
fedel
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mara
It's not a question for Programming forum, next time post to Linux - Software....
Try to mount cdrom as root.
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom
or
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
Sorry for wrong forum (I was not very carefull when I posted this question). I reposted question to Hardware forum. Also I tried suggested command but with no succes. Error is the same.

mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device
mount: /dev/hdb is not a valid block device

Thanks MAra and please no hard feelings
 
  


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