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Old 02-03-2003, 01:09 AM   #1
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cdroms dont auto mount in Mandrake 9?

I cannot get a cdrom to automatically mount when I stick it in the drive under Mandrake 9. If I click on removable devices and cdrom it opens a blank window. I have to manually mount the device before I can open the CD. I have specified "auto" in fstab but it still is not automatic. I even have experiemented with "supermount" but that made the device inaccessible. If I remember correctly RH8 just opens up the file manager for you when a CD is inserted. Is this just a problem with MDK?
Old 02-03-2003, 09:11 AM   #2
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The 'auto' option is not really used for CDs. What you want is to use 'supermount' - but IMO it is not a happy way to work, anyway.

From the command line, as root, run:
supermount -i enable
This should sort you out.


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