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Old 10-06-2003, 07:21 PM   #1
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help accessing CD-Rom

I'm having some trouble accessing my cd-drives.

I have my regular cdrom as /mnt/cdrom - /dev/cdrom
my cd burner as /mnt/cdrom2 - /dev/scd0

I've tried using a music cd in both drives. they're both locked.

I've tried using the 'chown' command to change ownership to a regular user... which doesn't seem to work.

any suggestions?
Old 10-06-2003, 08:16 PM   #2
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Audio CD's lack filesystem, hence they are not mountable, any decent music player (xmms with appropriate plugin - cdread) will get you going.
Old 10-07-2003, 12:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.. but I figured it out myself.
Just thought I'd post here so you can put this thread to rest.

What I did was just add my user account name to the 'cdrom' and 'cdwriter' groups.

It then gave me the permissions to access those drives.

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