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Old 11-01-2003, 09:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy I'm having problems with reading DVD+R in Red Hat 8.0


I have an LG DVD-ROM/CD-RW 12x8x32x8 and I can read DVD+R's in Windows and Mandrake 9.1. I cannot read them in Red Hat 8.0, either with the stock installs or with Rachel modifications (which are merely desktop enhancements). I need to be able to read them because I have 16 GB's of very important information to have placed on my computer.

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Old 11-01-2003, 03:48 PM   #2
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" I cannot read them in Red Hat 8.0,"

What error messages are you getting when you attempt to read the LG DVD-ROM/CD-RW?


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Old 11-01-2003, 06:19 PM   #3
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The message was after the mount:

Could not mount device.
The reported error was:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/cdrom,
or too many mounted file systems

my /etc/fstab was:

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
 
Old 11-01-2003, 08:02 PM   #4
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I am not certain but I think that you need two entries in /etc/fstab for a DVD/CD-RW. Check /etc/fstab in your Mandrake system and see if it has two entries for the DVD/CD-RW. If so then try duplicating the second entry in your Red Hat /etc/fstab.


As a second possible fix: If your Red Hat and Mandrake systems are on the same machine then read the information into your Mandrake system and then copy it to your Red Hat partition, assuming that you have enough disk space on your Mandrake system for a temporary 16G file tree.

Another thought: If your Red Hat and Mandrake systems are on the same machine then boot Mandrake, mount the Red Hat partition on a temporary directory in Mandrake, mount the DVD and then copy the DVD to the Red Hat partition.

If Red Hat and Mandrake are on separate machines then you could temporarily move your Red Hat hard disk to the Mandrake machine, copy the DVD to the Red Hat disk, and move the Red Hat disk back where it belongs.

Come to think of it 16G is three or more DVDs.

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Old 11-02-2003, 09:29 AM   #5
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I do not have mandrake on a machine. All I have is RedHat, because I replaced the Mandrake distro. Also, 16 GB is 4 DVD's.
 
  


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