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Old 02-14-2008, 02:34 PM   #1
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cant mount cd's

i'm a newbie to linux...

i can mount cd's by right clicking in graphic mode in computer map.
but when i try to update or change software it still asks me to insert the install cd.

some info:

i'm using fedora 8

when i do # dmesg | grep "CD" command i get:
ata2.01: ATAPI: GoldStar CD-RW CED-8120B, 1.00, max MWDMA2
scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-116 1.09 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
scsi 1:0:1:0: CD-ROM GoldStar CD-RW CED-8120B 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
sr 1:0:1:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1

fstab file:
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
Old 02-16-2008, 11:21 AM   #2
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The icon for the CD has permissions, under right click > properties. Those permissions need to allow 'others' permission to use the drive. Also, you have no fstab lines for a CD drive. You don't need those lines anymore, but I still use them. I wouldn't use FC8 if you aren't familiar with Linux. Try FC6. Unstable versions require an in depth knowledge of Linux, and are primarily intended for experienced users to assist the developers by reporting bugs.


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