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Old 08-03-2004, 04:11 AM   #1
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cdrom no longer automounts and users can't cd there on fedora core 2

Hi Gurus,

I did something to my fstab or possibly the permissions on my cdrom directory (/mnt/cdrom) which prevents cds from automounting. Now, I'm not saying that typing "mount /mnt/cdrom" is going to give me carpal tunnel syndrome or anything, but it's just inconvenient! Besides, I'd like to learn something!

My fstab entry looks like this:
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

and the permissions on /mnt/cdrom are:
[craig@linuxhome craig sudo ls -laF /mnt/cdrom
total 0
drw-rw-rw- 2 root users 48 Aug 1 14:51 ./
drw-rw-rw- 3 root users 72 Aug 1 14:51 ../

Also, I've noticed that I can't cd to that directory any longer:
[craig@linuxhome craig]$ cd /mnt/cdrom
bash: cd: /mnt/cdrom: Permission denied

Weird, eh? I've looked at the man pages for mount and fstab and have tried a few things. However, the permissions look right to me and so does the fstab entry. Anyone have any instructions here? They'd be much appreciated!

-- Craig
Old 08-04-2004, 10:54 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Kennesaw GA
Distribution: Slackware-current , Slack81Zip, Smoothwall v2
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Try changing the fstab entry from "noauto" to auto and see what happens.



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