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Old 10-03-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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add CD-ROM? add Floppy? Devices?

I can't seem to get my CD-ROM device mounted(new word for me), nor does my floppy drive mount? How does that work, I'm clueless and what do I need to do in order to get em working ?
Thanks alot for any info

Floppy Drive WORKS

CD-ROM error is:
Could not mount device

the report error was:

mount: No medium found

Last edited by Kelphyr; 10-03-2004 at 07:37 PM.
Old 10-03-2004, 09:00 PM   #2
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To mount your CDROM drive, do as root in cli:
mount -ro /dev/hdx /mnt/cdrom

where x is the letter for your drive, could be hdc or hdd, try them.

CDROM should be in your /mnt directory, if it's not do as root:
mkdir /mnt/cdrom

Might need to do:
chmod a+rwx /dev/hdx

Then look in /mnt/cdrom and you should see the contents of the CD.

I've been having problems reading my floppies, will be interested in other's response.
Old 10-03-2004, 09:51 PM   #3
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Kelphyr are you trying to mount audio or data cds? Audio cds can't be mounted.
Old 10-03-2004, 10:27 PM   #4
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how does your /etc/fstab look?
Old 10-05-2004, 04:36 PM   #5
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Please note, that what you mount is not a CD drive, but a CD. You get those error messages if there is no CD in your CD drive. Insert a data disc like one of your Slackware CDs, eg, and try again.

Audio CDs aren't mounted, BTW.


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Old 10-10-2004, 07:17 PM   #6
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