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Old 06-29-2005, 05:49 AM   #1
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Toshiba Satellite and no go CD drive

I have just installed Fedora 3 on a Toshiba Satellite 1730CDT notebook computer. It loaded OK off the CD's but now i can't mount the CD drive.

Using $ dmesg|more I get the following:
hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
so I know it at least realises that I have a CD drive.

However /media/cdrom/ is empty and whenever I give the mount command it just sits there doing nothing. I have edited /etc/fstab to amend the line to read:
/dev/hdc /cdrom iso9660 ro, noauto, user 0 0 , but to no avail.

Any help will be much appreciated.


John, Melbourne, Australia
Old 06-29-2005, 05:16 PM   #2
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Did you try this?
$ mount /mnt/cdrom
you might also try to look for it somewhere as "sda".
Old 06-29-2005, 07:53 PM   #3
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Hi aggrosk8rdude

Thanks for your reply. When I try the 'mount' command I get the following reply -
mount: can't find /mnt/cdrom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

No sign of sda.


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If you want the mount folder to be at /media/cdrom you need your fstab line to be as follows:

/dev/hdc /media/cdrom iso9660 ro,noauto,user 0 0

For the mount to work, ro,noauto,user must not have any spaces inbetween, and also you forgot to put /media at the start.

Try it now.

Old 06-30-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
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Thanks Deep Blue for your help. It is now 8.30am here in Australia and I am at work so I will try your suggestion this evening when I am at home.




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