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Old 07-19-2003, 04:53 AM   #1
Registered: May 2003
Location: /home/melbourne
Distribution: RH 8.0
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CDROM and Floppy

I installed RH 8.0, I tried to mount the cdrom and floppy disk drive but it failed.

I checked the /etc/fstab file, it looks alright.

When I right click on the desktop and select the Disk from the menu, it prompts an error message saying " Nautilus unable to mount..bla bla..wrong FS type or something"

Any thoughts?

Old 07-19-2003, 08:03 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Netherlands
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First; post your fstab here
Second; for testing, you don't need it anyway

insert a cdrom
open a console
type; mount to see what is actually mounted
su to root
type; umount /mnt/cdrom or the mount point u use for cdrom
(just to be sure, or to unmount any
incorrectly mounted data, if it says not mounted that is ok too)
type; mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
cd /mnt/cdrom
and see what shows up
post errors

for floppy it's almost the same,

mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
if there is a dos formatted floppy in your drive

good luck

Last edited by mrGee; 07-19-2003 at 08:04 AM.


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