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Old 09-04-2004, 08:08 PM   #1
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I have installed a new CD drive


I have an old Packard Bell machine on which I have installed Red Hat Publisher's Edition Version 7.2. I have installed a new CD drive on it, and it is not working. The CD drive I installed is a Samsung SH 152 A.

When I do a mount command, it says
dev/cdrom is not a valid block device
Of course means there is not a CD in the drive (which there is).

I looked in the fstab file, and there is a line:
dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

The old CD drive was working, after a fashion. It would read a commercially-burned CD but not one burned on another PC.

Is there some Linux command I am missing, or is it possible I installed a crappy drive? It is refurbished, I know. I am a Linux newbie, and I would appreciate any insights you could give me.

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Old 09-04-2004, 08:20 PM   #2
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Mmmm, looks like you forgot to place correctly the jumper. Bad boy...
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:31 PM   #3
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The jumpers are set to master. This CD drive is the only thing on this cable, so I assume (yes, I know the danger of assuming) that is should be set to master.

Also, I forgot to say in my original post, the systems does recognize the CD drive when it boots up.

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Old 09-05-2004, 09:51 AM   #4
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Do you know about /dev/hda /dev/hdb /dev/hdc /dev/hdd ?
 
Old 09-05-2004, 03:24 PM   #5
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Welcome to LQ waynefrank. Perhaps the problem is with the actual mount command that you are attempting - what exactly are you typing? Also, is the CD a music CD, or a data CD? Music CD's cannot be mounted, so if that's what you're trying, you'll definitely get an error. It is only necessary to issue mount commands on data CD's. -- J.W.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 04:03 PM   #6
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It is a data CD I am trying to mount. I have tried several different ones.

Yes, I know about the different device files.
There is a cdrom file in /dev.

I do the command:

mount -t iso9660 -r /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

It replys:
Mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device

Do I possibly need a different driver or what?
 
  


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