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Old 02-12-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
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Question How to mount a device ?


i am trying to mount a cdrom in /mnt/cdrom directory but every time
i am getting an error here it is

[root@mustu cdrom]# mount /media/Corvit\ Systems /mnt/cdrom/
mount: you must specify the filesystem type

please help me out in mounting this device.

Thanks and regards,

Old 02-12-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
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You need to give the device that you're trying to mount to /mnt/cdrom, e.g. /dev/cdrom.
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Just as the error message tells you: you have to specify the file system. Your command misses the file type and the device.
Do something like:

mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /media/mountpoint

Have a look at 'man mount' for details.


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i think you don't have to specify filename when mounting a cdrom; i think iso9660 is default
you have to specify the device to mount, though.
You're mounting "/media/Corvit\ Systems" in "/mnt/cdrom/" - isn't the cdrom already mounted in "/media/Corvit\ Systems" ?
Old 02-12-2009, 06:56 PM   #5
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Please follow the advice of servat78, above, and look at the output of the man mount command. Pay attention to the order of the arguments: the syntax is "mount [options] <device> <mount_point>," and you have the order reversed in your sample command.
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Talking Thanx for the posts


I came to know that i was doing wrong and yes it is... i was using fedora 10 release and in that there is no need of mounting the device as it already does....i was messing up with previous versions of linux distros as in redhat linux 9 you have to mount the device but in fedora 10 you dont.....



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