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Old 11-29-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy mount /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom doesn't work


I'm trying to mount my cd. I typed

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

but it doesn't work. The message is that /dev/cdrom isn't a valid device. Then I typed

cdrecord -scanbus

and the showed messages are:

Cdrecord-Clone 2.01.01a01 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an inofficial (modified) release of cdrecord
and thus may have bugs that are not present in the original version.
Please send bug reports and support requests to <>.
The original author should not be bothered with problems of this version.

cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open '/dev/pg*'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
cdrecord: For more information, install the cdrtools-doc
cdrecord: package and read /usr/share/doc/cdrecord/README.ATAPI.setup .

I don't know what is happening. Can anybody help me?

Old 11-29-2006, 01:37 PM   #2
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Amanda, first things first. What do you get when you type "ls /dev"? Is there a /dev/dvd or a /dev/cdrom? If not, then that's the issue that needs to be addressed first. What type of DVD/CDROM do you have? ATA? SATA? USB? Is it actually hooked up? Has it ever worked? Is this a laptop? Other questions of that sort.
Old 11-29-2006, 02:20 PM   #3
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amanda, most of the time /dev/cdrom is really just a symbolic link to some other file in /dev. for example, my /dev/cdrom is linked to /dev/sr0(a usb cd/dvd drive).

Old 11-29-2006, 02:50 PM   #4
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What distribution??

Often in the newer distros, peripherals like CDs will be auto-detected and there will be mount points in /mnt or /media.

Also look in /etc/fstab to see if entries for the CD have been put there.
Old 11-30-2006, 04:52 AM   #5
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I resolved the problem! The /dev/cdrom was addressing to /dev/hdc, but the cd was in /dev/hdb. I changed the link and the mount worked!

Old 12-01-2006, 04:33 AM   #6
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Hi, How did tou find out that it was hdb?? Im trying to mount my floppy drive and its not working??

Im entering

mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

Old 12-01-2006, 04:48 AM   #7
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WOO i done it that command i posted did work.. Just me Being a Numpty !!!!!



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