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Old 01-18-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
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Problem with automount dvd/cd media

I just noticed this about a week ago, but I'm not able to access cd/dvd when I insert them. With the lone exception of blank discs. If it is a blank dvd/cd then it prompts me to burn a new disc, otherwise it does nothing. I try to open the drive and I get an unable to mount message then another message that it is trying to open the drive. Which never happens.

I have tried this with DVD movies, burned copies, data CD's, and OEM CD's. None of them work. I have checked all the settings in Removable drives and media and all are set to autorun, also in gnome configuration editor, I believe all settings are correct. What am I missing? its great that I can burn a disc, but if I take it out and put it back I can't mount it.

I had NeroLinux installed and removed it thinking it was causing a problem but this persists. Please help.


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Old 02-18-2007, 01:07 PM   #2
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do you get an error message when you try to mount the disk from the command line? If its just a problem with the desktop system not being able to automount the drive, then it could be as simple as a permissions problem. Likewise, if you're able to burn disks, that mean the drive is probably working and the kernel driver knows at least a little of what its doing.

sorry I can't give a better answer. Your post was sitting around for a month and I figured I'd give my $0.02.
Old 03-13-2007, 10:33 AM   #3
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Still unable to mount

I have recently reinstalled OpenSuse 10.2 and have the same problem as before with being unable to mount cd/dvd media. The only time I was able to mount anything was when it was the OpenSuse installation dvd after the initial install. I removed it from the software installation source and I can no longer mount cd/dvd media. Do users have to be part of a particular group to mount media or something?
Old 04-15-2007, 12:19 AM   #4
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I wanted to update this thread. I am still having the same issues. I am able to burn a new disc, but anything else fails to mount. I tried a few things based on what I found on the following links.

I added the disk group to the user based on permissions in /dev. I was able to mount one disc that I previously could not, but mounting still fails 90% of the time. Even with the same disc. I also installed ivman which didn't seem to make any difference. I'm running out of ideas and this is getting rather frustrating.

Any help would be appreciated.

Old 04-15-2007, 11:58 AM   #5
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If the one drive can be mounted 10% of the time, probably would not be the fstab options, but worth looking. If "noauto" is in the entry for the drive in /etc/fstab, then that would be the problem, just remove "noauto". Although this fstab entry below is off my Mandriva, might want to compare:
/dev/hda /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,ro,exec 0 0
EDIT: Have you tried mounting as root from command line: #mount /mnt/cdrom

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