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Old 08-09-2002, 01:42 PM   #1
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Question Mounting cdrom

I am using RH 7.2 I try to mount the cdrom with... mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

I get the following error message...
mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device

What am I doing wrong???
Old 08-09-2002, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hi bkmesenbrink,

start a session as root and try this.

# mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

now for this to work make sure that there is an entry for your /dev/cdrom in your fstab file. Also, make sure that the /mnt/cdrom mount point exist in your system. If it doesn't exist you need to create it.

good luck!

Old 08-09-2002, 03:10 PM   #3
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The entry in my /etc/fstab file is...
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

I have the following entries in the /mnt directory...

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Jul 30 10:37 cdrom

When I type the command under root...

# mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

I still get;
mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device

I don't understand why this isn't working!?!

Please help
Old 08-09-2002, 05:25 PM   #4
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try running depmod -ae as root
Old 08-09-2002, 05:58 PM   #5
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What ls -l /dev/cdrom
I bet there's no such device, run as root
dmesg|less till you see an entry initializing hardrives and cd-rom
note what it is : should be along these lines hdx
x is a letter a...z
with it in hands, suppose it turn out to be hdb, make a symlink
ln -sf /dev/hdb /dev/cdrom


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