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Old 04-07-2002, 11:56 PM   #1
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Configuring a USB CD-RW

Hello everyone.
I've just bought an Iomega USB external CD-RW. I'm running Mandrake 8.1 with the 2.4.8-26 kernel. Okay, Hardrake has the device down under the CD-ROMS category as:
Vendor: IOMEGA
Model: CDRW6402EXT-B
Device: /dev/scd0
Bus Type: SCSI

When I try:
$ mount /dev/scd0
I get "mount: cant't find /dev/scd0 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab."

When i do a more command on /dev/cdrom0, which is pointing to /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/cd, The light on the CD-RW starts flashing and the screen shows whatever is on the inserted disc only I think it's in ASCII or binary coding or something.

How do I get this thing configured correctly so I can locate files on a disc in the hopes of installing packages and such? Or is it configured correctly and I'm just doing something wrong?

All help is greatly appreciated.
Old 04-08-2002, 03:49 PM   #2
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I found out what to do and got it reading from the drive normally. Now to figure out how to burn cd's. Ah, Linux!
Old 04-08-2002, 06:38 PM   #3
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you probably just need to get a burning program. gtoaster or xcdroast or something like that. check on for cd burning progs.


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