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Old 01-08-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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Can't mount cdrom


Hello

I'm using Linux Mint 4.0 and I'm pretty new to linux. I have a problem that I hope someone could help me with.

When I try to mount my cdrom I get the following message: Unable to mount the selected volume - mount: special device /dev/scd0 does not exist.

My fstab file says:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=af42da92-0fe4-4286-8525-8ed80865d241 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=ff67f784-a81b-43b4-82fd-01820541e214 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0

When I boot from the CD the scd0 does exist but when I boot from sda it doesn't.

I hope that I have given enough information and that someone is able to help me.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-08-2008, 05:19 PM   #2
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/dev/cdrom

try just /dev/cdrom there is code to try to map this to the correct cdrom device.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
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Same as before

I still get the "Unable to mount"-message
 
Old 01-08-2008, 07:44 PM   #4
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Have you ever heard of HAL (Desktop automounting)? It works like windows does

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...omount-566948/

Last edited by marciobarbalho; 01-08-2008 at 07:49 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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I'm a newbie

No I have not heard about Hal but i followed your link and I don't understand much of it. Is it a program that will help me mount my cdrom?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:31 PM   #6
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Yes, if HAL is working it should just automatically mount the cdrom under /media/somename where somename is the label on the cd drive as soon as you insert the cdrom without requiring any changes to /etc/fstab

HAL is included on all recent linux distributions. If this is not happening then there may be a driver issue.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 01:40 PM   #7
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Works under boot

But my cdrom drive works perfectly when I boot from the CD. In /media I have a cdrom-folder but when I open it, it is emty. When I boot from the CD I have /dev/scd0 but it's just not there when I boot from my harddisk.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 01:52 PM   #8
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WAG here, since you are a newbie ....
what exactly do you type when issueing the mount command?

ie:
mount /dev/scd0 /cdrom

where /dev/scdZERO not capital o
 
Old 01-10-2008, 01:56 PM   #9
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I type: sudo mount /dev/scd0* /media/cdrom0

*Is zero

Then I get Special device /dev/scd0 does not exist
 
  


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