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Old 10-01-2002, 08:01 PM   #1
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Root don't have access

I just did a fresh install of Mandrake 9.0 final 4hrs ago and I cant access my cdrom it says i dont have permission.. I tried a root also - same problem

my /etc/fsb says:

/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0

what do i do with this info if anything
Old 10-01-2002, 08:44 PM   #2
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Turned out it was a bad cd. Other cd's work and the floppy was locked the switch thingy

i had burned or tried to burn some data to that cd with the cdrecord command b4 i formated rh7.3 now im on man9.0final

I check the cd with this

[rabbit@localhost Removable media]$ su
[root@localhost Removable media]# mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
mount: block device /dev/cdrom is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/cdrom,
or too many mounted file systems
[root@localhost Removable media]#

cd write-protected sure but i wanna read and copy file from it
Old 10-03-2002, 04:54 PM   #3
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Instead of typing this:

"mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom"

type this:

"mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom"
"mount /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom"
or even
"mount /mnt/cdrom"

Your fstab tells your system what should be mounted to /mnt/cdrom. You shouldn't need to specify the type or device.



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