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Old 10-31-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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Can't read DVD or CD in Madriva 2006

Mandriva won't seem to mount a disc when I insert one in either of my two DVD drives. anyone have any suggestions?

Actually the cd rom on hdd will mount when media is inserted. but hdc (my dvd burner) won't recognize media. i get an error message that says:

mount: special device /dev/hdc does not exist

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Old 11-01-2005, 03:32 AM   #2
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I just installed Mandriva 2006 free download as well and I have exactly the same problem. I tried to change the values in the fstab file as there isn't any /dev/hdc. The /dev/cdrom and /dev/cdrw are both links to the scsi device (probably to allow direct writing to the device?). I changed my fstab to the following:

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/hda4 / reiserfs notail 1 1
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/cd /mnt/cdrom iso9660 auto,ro,exec,users 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0022,nls=iso8859-15,ro 0 0
/dev/hda2 /mnt/win_d ntfs umask=0022,nls=iso8859-15,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /tmp tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/cd /mnt/cdrom1 auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,utf8,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-15,managed 0 0

I get that error message:

[root@ACERMDK2006 marc]# mount /mnt/cdrom
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/cd,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

[root@ACERMDK2006 marc]#

I have to admit I am quite disappointed with this little glitch. The amazing thing is that Mandriva is the only distribution that installed on my laptop with a 15.4" screen and the Atheros wireless network. I got the Atheros working straight after installing the madwifi current from cvs. Fantastic. I have almost a perfect system but with that silly problem, I feel quite down

This is the reason why I am not buying a retail package of any linux distribution. I cannot find any of them that fills all the needs. One cannot show well on my widescreen laptop, another one cannot get my wireless Atheros working. What a mess this is. I really hoped with that Mandriva distribution.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Old 11-01-2005, 03:32 AM   #3
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Insert disc -> Devices -> Click on Icon representing Drive.
Old 11-01-2005, 04:28 AM   #4
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Hi Figfigher,

Thanks for your reply, but the problem is that there isn't any cd icon showing up.
I actually found the solution by disabling the HAL stuff, following the line on the top of the fstab file, which says: "man fstab-sync". I did the following steps:

1. cd to the directory:
cd /etc/hal/device.d/

2. remove the symbolic link
rm -f 50-fstab-sync.hal

3. create a new symlink:
ln -s /bin/false 50-fstab-sync.hal

now when I insert a cd or dvd, I just have to mount it and hop it goes...

Mandriva 2006 is actually the best distribution I found for my ACER Aspire 3508WLMi model.
There might be other little bothering stuff that I didn't find yet. I'll post them when they'll come



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