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Old 04-28-2004, 07:50 PM   #1
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CdRom will not work

I am a total linux newbie!!!
Just installed the college distro to check out linux and am thoroughly impressed. only prob lem is I cant seem to get my cd rom or floppy to work.
my etc/fstab is
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda4 swap swap defaults 0 0
/mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user 0 0

/dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 auto defaults 0 0

/dev/hda3 /mnt/hda3 auto defaults 0 0

/dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 auto defaults 0 0
none /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs defaults 0 0

/dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 auto defaults 0 0

/dev/hdc /mnt/dvdr0 iso9660 defaults 0 0

/dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 auto defaults 0 0

/dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 auto defaults 0 0
if i goto devices on KDE desktop I see an unmounted icon for cd rom but get this error
mount: can't find /iso9660 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

Please HELP
Old 04-28-2004, 07:54 PM   #2
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You need to make sure that /dev/hdd abd /mnt/cdrom are on the same line, like the /dev/fd0 is with the floppy on the line below.
Old 04-28-2004, 09:26 PM   #3
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well that did'nt help.. any more ideas?
Old 04-28-2004, 09:29 PM   #4
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Drop to a promt and type.....

mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom

and also....

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

Let us know the output of both.

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It looks like the icons are not configured to the correct device. Right click on the CDROM icon and select properities, it should indicate /mnt/cdrom

You should be able to mount the CD using a console window i.e.
mount /mnt/cdrom
Old 10-24-2004, 02:14 PM   #6
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I am currently experiencing the same problem, but somehow I got my floopy drive to work by puting in a Windows 98 boot floopy disk, loading the dos prompt (This is without windows 98 installed, so the dos prompt is completly loading from the floopy drive), and then restarting my PC. I have absolutly no idea why this worked.
Old 10-24-2004, 04:03 PM   #7
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I would fix up my fstab to look something like this;
/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1

none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0

/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0


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