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Old 04-20-2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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Unable to use my dvdrom drive!


Hello,
I am a new user of linux, only just starting to get to grips with the OS: Suse 10.0.
My problem is that when i insert a cd into the drive nothing seems to happen. when i try viewing the files on the disk via "computer" > "CD-RW/DVD+R Drive", I get an error saying: "Unable to mount the selected volume." I try right clicking the drive and selecting "Mount Volume" but i get the same error.
Under "show more details" in the error window is the following: "mount:can't find /dev/hdb in /etc/fstab or etc/mtab".
 
Old 04-20-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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Do you know for sure which /dev/hd* your DVD drive is? What's the output of:
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dmesg | grep hd
 
Old 04-20-2006, 05:51 PM   #3
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No I don't I'm afraid, and what is that directory?
 
Old 04-20-2006, 05:53 PM   #4
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lol I am so lost, I feel out of my depth. (Soft windows user for years) I just want my dvd/cd's to be read so i can watch dvd's etc..
 
Old 04-20-2006, 05:55 PM   #5
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No I don't I'm afraid, and what is that directory?
You have to open a terminal window, and type in exactly what I posted. Respond back with the output.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 05:57 PM   #6
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Kernel command line: root=/dev/hdc3 vga=0x31a selinux=0 resume=/dev/hdc2 splash=silent
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hdaio, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
hdb: DVD-RW IDE1008, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdc: WDC WD1200BB-00DAA1, ATA DISK drive
hdc: max request size: 1024KiB
hdc: 234441648 sectors (120034 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63, UDMA(100)
hdc: cache flushes supported
hdc: hdc1 hdc2 hdc3 hdc4
ReiserFS: hdc3: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hdc3: using ordered data mode
ReiserFS: hdc3: journal params: device hdc3, size 8192, journal first block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hdc3: checking transaction log (hdc3)
ReiserFS: hdc3: Using r5 hash to sort names
Adding 2104504k swap on /dev/hdc2. Priority:-1 extents:1
hdb: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
e1000: eth0: e1000_watchdog_task: NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex
e1000: eth0: e1000_watchdog_task: NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex
e1000: eth0: e1000_watchdog_task: NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex
SCSI device sda: 9761374 512-byte hdwr sectors (4998 MB)
SCSI device sda: 9761374 512-byte hdwr sectors (4998 MB)
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:03 PM   #7
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Ok, so it really is /dev/hdb. Now, show me the contents of /etc/fstab. You can just do
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cat /etc/fstab
is you don't know how else to see it.

I have a feeling I'll soon be out of my depth. I don't use SuSE, so I will most likely be able to get it working, but it won't be the "best" way for SuSE.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:04 PM   #8
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/dev/hdc3 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hdc4 /usr ext2 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/hdc2 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid, nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid ,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:09 PM   #9
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cat /etc/mtab =

/dev/hdc3 / reiserfs rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/hdc4 /usr ext2 rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs rw,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid 0 0
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:15 PM   #10
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Ok, I see what's up. The rest of the OS wants to find it user /dev/hdb, but in /etc/fstab, it's called /dev/dvdrecorder. It's not smart enough to know those are the same thing.

Unfortunately, you can't just change the line in /etc/fstab - it's automatically generated, and would get changed back.

Is there a "properties" thing you can change in the icon for the drive? Maybe you can make it say "/dev/dvdrecorder" instead of "/dev/hdb". Otherwise, I'm out of my depth - you'll need a SuSE person to help you get those names to match up properly.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:27 PM   #11
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In the Properties I do see "dev/hdb", but even logged in as root i can't change this to "dev/dvdrecorder". hmm I feel so close, yet so far. Thanks for your help so far.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:43 PM   #12
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I suggest you ask for this thread to be moved to the SuSE forum.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 07:15 PM   #13
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good idea , i started a thread with the above info on the suse forums

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=1#post2209753
 
  


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