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Old 08-11-2003, 10:49 PM   #1
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Mounting CDROM

I am currently running core on my labtop, when i try to mount my cdrom, i get the following
mount: block device /dev/hdb is write protected, mounting read-only
hdb: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy}
hdb: ATAPI reset complete
hdb: irq timeout: status=0xd0 {Busy }
hdb: ATAPI reset complete
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 64
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=03:40, iso_blknum=16, block 32
mount: wrong fs type. bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb, or too many mounted file systems
i use this command mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom/
nothing is wrong w/ the cd, i can use it on my red hat 8.0 box, any help would be greatly aprecciated.
Old 08-11-2003, 10:52 PM   #2
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Hey at least you can try to mount.

When I try it tells me it can't even find my cdrom.

But as for your problem, it sounds like the permissions are set to Read Only. You'll need to login as Administrator and change your mount permissions.
Old 08-11-2003, 11:05 PM   #3
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hi there,

are you trying to mount a drive as root? I think it gives error messages whenever you try to mount a drive as an least this is what I encountered. I just sometimes forget to be root to mount a drive but once I am root it works just fine.

Hope this helps!
Old 08-12-2003, 07:53 AM   #4
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I have never used a laptop, so my question might sound stupid.
But shouldn't you be mounting /dev/cdrom instead of /dev/hdb

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
Old 08-12-2003, 08:00 AM   #5
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the thing is most distros usually have added the cdrom drive as well as the floppy drive within /etc/fstab already

it contains information of drives that are mounted automatically upon boot.

seidren is right, but it could be a lot easier by just doing

mount /dev/cdrom

because it will look in the /etc/fstab and check whether the CD-ROM entry is already there, and if it is it should have already set up that the CD-ROM drive will be mounted to /mnt/cdrom

so it's gonna work either way

mount /dev/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
should work for both

hope this helps

By the way, good catch seidren!, I must have overlooked that he was trying to mount the second harddrive - especially without any partition set (like hdb1, or hdb2, etc...) hehe
Old 08-12-2003, 08:22 AM   #6
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Well, afaik, if his cd drive is hooked up as slave on the primary ide cable it could be /dev/hdb. And /dev/cdrom is a symlink so /mnt/cdrom isn't going to work if that *isn't* where his drive is. And his problem may not be mounting - it may be tracking.

Don't see many Core users. I ran that on a P100 for awhile. I had a possibly similar problem when installing Core - my CD just wouldn't track properly. Have no idea what the problem was. (Eventually got it on there anyhow.) Still, your thing may still be essentially what everybody's saying - either your device isn't hdb or it is but fstab doesn't think it is. Make sure what your drive is and make fstab match and it should be good. And make sure the symlink's pointing the right place while you're at it.
Old 08-27-2003, 01:50 PM   #7
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thanx for all your help guys. still havent it gotten to mount, but i installed rh 8, and works fine now, as /dev/hdb.


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