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try first checking where your /dev/cdrom actually points to by
ls -l /dev/cdrom
then edit your /etc/fstab according to that device to see it it works.
After that as root
rm /dev/cdrom and
ln -s /dev/xxx /dev/cdrom
this should re-extabilish a right link if missing
Hope this helps
i had that problem with slack-8.1 and here is the solution i also applied in 9.0 ;
like mentioned above , find your cdrom link;
ls -l /dev/cdrom
as root ; cdrecord -scanbus tells you about your cdrom device;
mine is 0,0,0 therefore /dev/sr0 (on account of scsi emulation i think);
so i did ln -sf /dev/sr0 /dev/cdrom do not forget the space after -sf
check your link again
i also changed permissions with chmod a+rw /dev/cdrom
let us know , good luck
Is the cd drive a cd/rw or dvd combo drive, if it is perhaps appending "hdd=ide-scsi" in lilo will help. I then created a cdrom icon in kde and I just click to mount. Though you still have to umount or eject.
Also changing noauto to auto should automatically mount the cd drive, though I don't know if this will be a problem without a cd in the drive.
the only thing i didn't mention in my previous post was to do chmod 777 /dev/sr0 if you have ide-scsi emulation enabled
while i was definitely not making any guess in my last post, i know it was a lot of information, so i could have missed some specific command
okay, so i will need information (and will probably include lots of copying and pasting to this forum)
what kernel are you using? do uname -r to find out
do you have ide-scsi emulation enabled? check lilo.conf, and also post the dmesg lines that regard to the detection of the harddrives, cddrives, etc.
post output of file /dev/cdrom
post output of ls -l /dev/cdrom, ls -l /dev/sr0, ls -l /dev/hdx (where hdx is your cd device)
finally, post your fstab (if you have changed it from your previous fstab posting)