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Old 05-17-2003, 09:01 AM   #1
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cd access with phatlinux


Hello, I have phatlinux installed on my windows 98 computer. Most of the things seem to work properly (as far as I can judge with absolutely no knowldege in linux...). However, I cannot access the CD drive.

Here is what happens:

The pre-installed cd-player plays CDs without problems.

When I try to run Mandrake's rpm manager (phat is based on mandrake), it prompts me to insert a CD, and the moment I click OK, the CD drive ejects.

When I try to see the contents of the CD drive I just get nothing.

I tried to edit the fstab file according to a model I found in some book (without really understanding what I was doing), but kept getting the message that the /cd mount point did not exist.

I would appreciate your help (and not turning this thread into a windows and windows-based distros thrashing: I am dependent on windows for my work, don't know anything about linux at this point, and only beginning to learn )

Thanks!
 
Old 05-17-2003, 09:39 AM   #2
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when you say you can't see the contents what command are you using?
 
Old 05-17-2003, 10:04 AM   #3
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I see the cd as empty when using dir or when viewing it using applications equivalent to window's file explorer.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 12:34 PM   #4
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have you mounted the cd?
type the following in a console

mount /mnt/cdrom

(this mounts the cd)

umount /mnt/cdrom
(this unmounts the cd)

hope this helps
 
Old 05-17-2003, 01:24 PM   #5
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Yes, and the result of mount /mnt/cdrom is
either nothing (just the prompt again) or a message that the /cd mount point does not exist (I think that that was the case after I re-edited the fstab)...
 
Old 05-17-2003, 01:46 PM   #6
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whatever mount point you have listed in fstab has
to exist beforehand. if you are trying to mount the
drive as a normal user, make sure the user
option exists in fstab on the cdrom line.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 02:23 PM   #7
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whatever mount point you have listed in fstab has to exist beforehand. if you are trying to mount the
drive as a normal user, make sure the user option exists in fstab on the cdrom line.
Thanks, but I am only at my very beginning with linux and don't understand what "whatever mount point you have listed in fstab has to exist beforehand" means: do you mean that a line has to exist in the fstab?

I did add such a line, but I am not sure whether it is correct. Could you give me an example to how it shoud look?

Anyway, I experience the problem both as root and as a normal user.

Last edited by okok; 05-17-2003 at 02:24 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 02:42 PM   #8
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/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 user,exec,nodev,suid,ro,noauto,umask=0 0 0

in this case, the second item /cdrom has to exist.
if you changed your to /mnt/buttercup
then you have to first
mkdir /mnt/buttercup
then you can issue the command
mount /mnt/buttercup

Last edited by whansard; 05-17-2003 at 02:43 PM.
 
  


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