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Old 06-22-2006, 05:59 PM   #16
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Ok, I am confused again. Here is what is going on. If I open a console and switch to root, I can mount the cdrw drive by typing mount /media/cdrw
I have then have to go into Konqueror and type /media and click the cdrw folder in order to access the cd. No problems with copying files from the cd to my desktop.
I type umount /media/cdrw and it unmounts and I am able to eject the cd. Shouldnt the drive be showing up in kmenu/my system/storage media? Thats where my 3 HD partitions and my floppy and zip drive are located. And why does the floppy and Zip drive have icons there which stay no matter what, yet neither cd drive does?
Ok, Part 2 of whats going on. I tryed the same procedure for my dvdrw drive. No luck. When I go to a console and change to root and type mount /media/dvdrw this is what it tells me mount: special device /dev/cdrom1 does not exist

Any ideas? Here is my fstab also as it is right now.

/dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda3 /home reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/hda1 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrw auto rw,auto,users,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /media/dvdrw auto rw,auto,users,exec 0 0
Old 06-22-2006, 09:19 PM   #17
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Well, I have managed to be able to mount and unmount both drives with the command line hdd=cdrw hdc=dvdrw
However, I have come across another issue...sigh
K3B only see's the cdrw drive and I cant get it to see the dvd drive even if I mount the dvd drive. THis is not going well, I need to be able to write data to my dvd drive. That is a must. Any ideas?
Old 06-22-2006, 10:55 PM   #18
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Yeah. You either need to use the device or the mount point, e.g. for your CD-RW line, you can use "mount /dev/cdrom" or "mount /media/cdrw".


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