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Old 10-19-2005, 07:36 PM   #1
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cdrom unmountable


" no medium found" is the error message i get when i try to mount my cdrom. till y'day it worked fine. i did another partition of my hdd and loaded another version of linux. Now when i try to mount cd in the earlier partition(hda2) the cdrom refuses to mount . getting the above mentioned error.
did mapping of /dev/cdrom to hdc and integrated it to the ide etc. now the error is "/DEV/CDCROM IS NOT A VALID BLOCK DEVICE".
Help me i am in dire straits.

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Old 10-19-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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/dev/cdcrom is not a valid block device, but /dev/hdc or maybe /dev/cdrom may be.

Show us the relevant line from your fstab
 
Old 10-20-2005, 01:19 AM   #3
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/dev/hda2 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hda3 /datahda3 reiserfs defaults 1 2

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# End of YaST-generated fstab lines

/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat noauto,user 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,users,exec 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0

This is how my /etc/fstab looks.
tried "ls -l /dev/ | grep cdrom and it shows this line
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Oct 20 08:41 cdrom -> hdc

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Old 10-20-2005, 06:14 PM   #4
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edit your fstab by changing /dev/cdrom to /dev/hdc

then mount /media/cdrom
 
Old 10-20-2005, 07:15 PM   #5
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I have tried the changes metioned, but the error message is still "NO MEDIUM FOUND".Let me put down the genesis of the problem once again. Prior to my repartioning of the hdd i used to boot my system with the help of cdrom . After repartitioning , I had left the disk numbered 4 in the drive when i had shut the system. Now the phenomenon observed is that, when ever any other disk is in the drive the linux box does not make any attempt to read, but when disk 4 ,the systems makes many unsuccessful attempt in mounting it. I had read some where along the way that the user who mounts a drive should be logged in to unmount it. But here i am talking about a system which has been shut and rebooted.
I appreciate very much your suggestions.

malvin
 
  


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