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Old 11-07-2004, 09:22 PM   #1
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Can't mount dvd or cdrw drive


Hey, I can't find my dvd drive or cdrw drive.

From what I have read so far it should be dev/hdc or dev/hdd or something like that.


I got my cd rom to mount it was dev/cdrom.... and I changed its permission so all users can mount it and stuff, I wanted to watch a dvd but I can't get the drive to mount. I did install xine.

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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How many hard drives do you have in your computer?

(The proper path would be /dev/hd<?>)
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:25 PM   #3
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I have four... One CD drive, one cd writer, one dvd drive and one hdd.... the cd drive and hdd I found... I can't find the cd writer or dvd drive which are connected to the same ide spot
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:26 PM   #4
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Have you tried /dev/hde or /dev/hdf?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:29 PM   #5
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as root I did this

bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hde
mount: can't find /dev/hde in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hdf
mount: can't find /dev/hdf in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hdc
mount: can't find /dev/hdc in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
bash-2.05b# mount /dev/cdrom
mount: No medium found
bash-2.05b#
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:32 PM   #6
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you need to specify a mount point.

mkdir /mnt/DVD
mkdir /mnt/CDRW
mount /dev/hde /mnt/DVD
mount /dev/hdf /mnt/CDRW
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:34 PM   #7
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okay I did this as root

bash-2.05b# mkdir /mnt/dvd
mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/dvd': File exists
bash-2.05b# mkdir /mnt/cdrw
bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hde /mnt/dvd
mount: special device /dev/hde does not exist
bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hdf /mnt/cdrw
mount: special device /dev/hdf does not exist
bash-2.05b#
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:36 PM   #8
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try

mount /dev/hdc /mnt/DVD
mount /dev/hdd /mnt/CDRW
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:37 PM   #9
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it says the mount point doesn't exist

bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hdc /mnt/DVD
mount: mount point /mnt/DVD does not exist
bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hdd /mnt/CDRW
mount: mount point /mnt/CDRW does not exis
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:38 PM   #10
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/mnt/DVD isn't the same as /mnt/dvd.

 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:40 PM   #11
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? I know cause linux is case sensitve, but when I made the directories I made them lower case. However, the dvd still doesn't mount....
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:42 PM   #12
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By your earlier post you were attempting to mount as such:

bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hdc /mnt/DVD
bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hdd /mnt/CDRW

since you created the mount points lowercase, try:

mount /dev/hdc /mnt/dvd
mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrw
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:47 PM   #13
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Okay I did this

bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hdc /mnt/dvd
mount: No medium found
bash-2.05b# mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrw
mount: special device /dev/hdd does not exist

it said no medium found, but there was a dvd in there... however I put a cd into my plain cd drive and it found that, which I should have know cause my regular cd-drive works and that is /dev/hdc
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:49 PM   #14
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it looks like your missing drive would be /dev/hdb
 
Old 11-07-2004, 09:51 PM   #15
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so by saying special device that means it found the device? cause I still can't see anything on the dvd or get it to play in xine
 
  


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