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Old 03-30-2004, 06:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can not find CD-Rom device

I have tried to mount the CD-rom device, but can not do so. The mount /mnt/cdrom feature says there is no CD-Rom - what happened since I was able to load my Linux OS with this device, but can not find now? This newbie is lost and I can't find any manuals that address the problem I seem to be having. Anyone?
Old 03-30-2004, 06:25 PM   #2
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is it a data disk or audio disk? for audio disks you don't mount them.
Old 03-31-2004, 12:20 AM   #3
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There could be a number of possibilities, I'll just liet two of the most popular ones

1. does your /etc/fstab contain the /dev/cdrom line
if not you need to add this
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro,user 0 0
and then try mounting /mnt/cdrom
2. do a
dmesg |grep hd , there could be a possibility that your cdrom is not hdc but somthing else. the dmesg would tell you what your cdrom device is.
if this is the case, then probably your /dev/cdrom might be pointing to the wrong device.
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try this
#mount -o loop /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
Old 03-31-2004, 09:28 AM   #5
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I'll try all these suggestions tonight.

I am trying to play an audio CD, but just noticed yesterday, that the system doesn't recognize that there is even a CD-rom device on board, i.e., even the data CD's do not show a device on the desktop when inserted. Its odd, but I installed the Linux system form the CD a week or so ago.


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