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Old 07-14-2005, 06:01 AM   #1
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how do you access the cd rom drive

im a ex windows user but i just got into linux. how do access the cdrom drive. im using mandrake
Old 07-14-2005, 06:12 AM   #2
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You need to mount the drive first. Open up a terminal window and do the following:

$ su
Password: [root password]
# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
This assumes "/dev/cdrom" is actually linked to your cdrom drive. Actually, you could check by looking in the /etc/fstab file.
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thank you
Old 07-14-2005, 11:32 AM   #4
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Normally, Mandy a nice automount, but checking the fstab is a good idea.

You don't always have to mount as root, though, if your devices are in the fstab, append them with the "users" option, and it will let the user group mount. I beleve mandy does this automatically.


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