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Old 09-10-2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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Talking A very (newbie) question about mounting

OK, I've tried mounting my cdrom and cd-rw with the very conventional way

mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrw

and the system answered that those are not block devices.

so I made 'ls -l /dev" to see if those files existed but they were not there.

my question is how am I going to mount my cdroms? (LG cdrom)
and how about usb (flash disks)? are they mountable or do I need something to be installed?

NOTE: running kernel
Old 09-10-2004, 11:58 PM   #2
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Which distribution are you using? Also, metion version number (i.e.

Old 09-11-2004, 05:49 AM   #3
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Are they IDE devices? Are you running with SCSI emulation?

Assuming yes and no, the devices might be /dev/hd{a,b,c,d} depending on how they're wired up and what your BIOS settings are.

Unless you're using udev. I don't know anything about that.

Old 09-11-2004, 05:48 PM   #4
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Same with udev, this mounts a CD for me
mount /dev/hdd /home/andy/tmp
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Old 09-12-2004, 06:16 PM   #6
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post your /etc/fstab


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