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Old 01-21-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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Mount DVD RW drive

I installed fedora 6 without a hitch but am having trouble with the automount of my DVD RW drive. When i had FC3 and I put in a disk, the drive would auto-detect it and put an icon on the desktop.
Now when I put the disk in, I get nothing. I can manually mount the drive by doing
[root@panther mnt]# mount /dev/dvdwriter /mnt/dvdwriter
and the device will mount in the directory. However, I'd like to get the auto recognition working like it was in FC3. Is this something in /etc/fstab?
Also, I had a backup disk that when I try to mount the disk it is asking to specify the mount type. Does this mean I have a corrupted disk?

Thanks again,
Old 01-21-2007, 10:01 PM   #2
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Most likely, it has to do with udev rules.

If you do specify the filesystem type, does it then successfully mount?
Old 01-21-2007, 10:22 PM   #3
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Well, that is the weird part. I put in a disk that just had data on it and I could mount that no problem using the above command. When I put in a different disk that had mp3 files on it that I had backed up with K3B on FC3 it couldn't mount that disk. I'd do the command and it would say specify file type...this is where I get lost.
i googled that and found using mount -t auto /dev/dvdwriter /mnt/dvdwriter and that didn't work. Maybe my disk is bad (when I type in the command I see the light blink on the drive)? Anyway, udev rules? I don't know what that means but here is what my fstab looks like. I think I need to add another row for the dvdwriter, yes? Can you help me with that?

LABEL=/1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=SWAP-hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0

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