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any ideas on how to mount a cdrom drive while logged in under another user. call me stupid i know you want to. please don't just tell me to log-in with su, i'm not that stupid. while i'm at it anyone have any ideas on cd burning and where to get the packages.
# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -Jr -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast
Hope you have a real SCSI cdrom... If not, you must use /dev/hdx (x=b, c or d ... depending if it is the D:, E: or F: drive for Windows) instead of /dev/sda
By the way, if you have an IDE CDBurner, you must use ide-scsi emulation (hdx=ide-scsi) to use it... And I normally use the scsi emulation on my CDROM drive also to be able to use it under cdburning application under X (like K3b)....
Originally posted by scarsmonkey i just read some of what you told me. i'm going to try to change my /etc/fstab to look something like this
/dev/sda /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro,user 0 0
then i'm going to start looking at the burning software
Something like that but not exactly - you probably need to make sure it says users. That screwed me up for the longest time and it's one of those things that, once you've modified it, you think "Well, I've already done that" and you're lucky if you ever catch it.
You'll get a 'busy' if you are in the directory or some app is using something in the directory. Not sure about the 'improper filesystem' - that usually occurs on mount when you don't have the type in fstab, rather than on unmount. I think.
So as far as the first, make sure no activity is going on and cd out of the /mnt/cdrom directory, close any apps using it, etc.
as for the busy part, nothing i open when it occurs. it happens in KDE if i use a desktop icon to mount and umount the cdrom device. if i use the prompt i can mount and umount all i want and nothing happens. sorry maybe that extra info will help.
Hm. Yeah, it narrows it down to something wiggy with KDE but I don't use KDE, so I'm not sure what it is. I *have* used KDE but never had that problem. With me, it's always because I've got an xterm or term up somewhere that I left in that directory. *g*
I don't really know what to say - I guess just check the properties of the icon - maybe it's pointing to the wrong device or has the wrong permissions or something of that nature? Also check that, if it points to /dev/cdrom that that symlink, in turn points to the right device. If you've changed stuff regarding ide/scsi/emulation/etc you may have broken shortcuts and links and config files here and there.