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Old 09-10-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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CD & DVD-ROM Mounting Errors

I'm using Vector Linux 4.3.

When I type dmesg (the init script) has in it:

hdc: HL-DT-ST GCE-8400B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
Then a few lines (5) down....

hdc: attatched ide-cdrom driver.
hd: ATAPI 40X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048KiB Cache, CHS=7941/240/63, UDMA (100)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
hdd: attatched ide-cdrom driver.
hdd: ATAPI 48X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Then way at the bottom:

cdrom: open failed.
When I try to "mount /dev/cdrom" I get:
mount: No medium found

And there is no /dev/dvd or anything similar in my /etc/fstab.

In slack10 the CD player worked but the DVD player didn't, and now for some reason the CD player also doesn't work now that I switched. Any ideas as to why?
Old 09-10-2004, 11:46 PM   #2
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If you do not have a disk in the drive it will not mount and give you that error. Post your /etc/fstab file, maybe there are some hints there.
Old 09-11-2004, 12:19 AM   #3
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My /etc/fstab::

/dev/hda1     /     reiserfs     defaults   0   1
/dev/cdrom    /mnt/cdrom     iso9660  defaults,noauto,rw,user 0 0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy     auto       defaults,noauto,user     0 0
proc               /proc               proc         defaults                         0 0
none              /dev/pts          devpts     gid=5,mode=666           0 0
usbdevfs        /proc/bus/usb  usbdevfs  defaults,noauto           0 0
/dev/hda2       none               swap         sw                              0 0
That's the entirety of my fstab thats not commented out.

By the way I had a CD in there. It wasn't blank either. It works on WinXP and I also tried with various other CD's and it wouldn't work. Haven't tried with an audio CD yet though.

Something else; when I type eject, my DVD opens. Not the CD.

By the way I tried everything at

Last edited by JinSeung; 09-11-2004 at 03:00 AM.


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