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Old 05-24-2004, 09:25 PM   #1
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mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device

I get this error when I try and mount my cdrom.

If I do ls -la /dev/cdom I get this.

joe@laptop:/usr/src/linux-2.6.6$ ls -la /dev/cdrom
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 May 22 18:46 /dev/cdrom -> /dev/sr0

My fstab....

dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0

I have a cdrom/rw dvdplayer/burner all in one multi drive.

Any ideas on what to do.

Thanks ahead of time

Old 05-24-2004, 09:48 PM   #2
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First I assume you are passing in your /etc/lilo.conf
append="hdc=ide-scsi" or whatever hdx should be for you.
Second this isn't an audio device or some other disc that you can not mount is it?
Old 05-24-2004, 11:32 PM   #3
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I was a bas sym link.

Thanks to Sandman1 and others in #slackware they where able to help me.

Commands that made it work....

rm /dev/cdrom

ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom

Thanks guys.



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