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Old 08-10-2003, 10:24 PM   #1
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I can't mount my cdrom drive

When I type in mount cdrom i get this back:

mount: can't find cdrom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

What do I do to mount it.
Old 08-10-2003, 10:27 PM   #2
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mount /dev/cdrom
and unmount using:
umount /dev/cdrom
Old 08-10-2003, 10:41 PM   #3
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Thanks, I got it to mount. Now I created a desktop icon so I wouldn't have to use command line to always mount it. When I'm out of root and I click on it it says:

Could not mount device.
The reported error was:
mount: only root can mount /dev/cdrom on /mnt/cdrom

I went to superuser mode and did a chmod +x to /dev/cdrom but it still doesn't work. what do i do for this
Old 08-10-2003, 11:33 PM   #4
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check your fstab file [/etc/fstab]. Verify if inside of it there is a line that starts with the LABEL : /dev/cdrom, if no add this line:
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0

"/MNT/CDROM MUST EXIST" SO check if that folder exists, it should
Old 08-11-2003, 12:37 AM   #5
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thats not so much the case, its just that a normal user doesn't have the rights to mount in which in turn you have to give them rights to do it....
and looper /mnt/cdrom obviously exists if he can mount it as root...
so in your /etc/fstab file where you see the line for you cdrom just add "user" to its options...
so instead of it just saying:
it will say:
then your normal users will be able to mount.
Old 08-11-2003, 09:15 AM   #6
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scorpion777, Dr0zz is right, I forgot to complete it [it was late]. I wrote what I thought you had inside your fstab instead of what you should have to allow any user to mount it. So yes, add "user" to field 4 of your fstab


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