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Old 02-23-2003, 01:06 AM   #1
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mounting in slack

I am having a problem mounting cds on my dvd-rom and cdrw drives in my slack distribution. I am using the GNOME x interface. When I type "mount /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom" I get the following:

/dev/scd0: Input/output error
mount: block device /dev/scd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
/dev/scd0: Input/output error
mount: you must specify the filesystem type

Is this a driver issue or am I just not typing the correct command?

Thanks for any who reply,
Old 02-23-2003, 01:10 AM   #2
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Did you try:

mount /mnt/cdrom

Old 02-23-2003, 02:20 AM   #3
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mounting cdrom

Yeah, just typing 'mount /mnt/cdrom' does not work. Thanks anyway.

Old 02-23-2003, 03:23 AM   #4
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i thought the command is:mount -t file system(ext2,vfat,iso9660) device(/dev/cdrom,/dev/fd0,/dev/scd0,etc.) mount point(/mnt/cdrom,/mnt/floppy,etc.)-in your case
mount -t iso9660 /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom
the directory cdrom has to exist in /mnt(it may be /cdrom depending on your setup)
mount cdrom should work if the cd device(/dev/scd0),the file system and the mount point are identified in your /etc/fstab-look at it and see what it says.
Old 02-23-2003, 08:33 PM   #5
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When i mounted my primary diskdrive i didn't need to place "-t NTFS" that made it error for me, i used "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hd"

But for cdrom you might have to do "mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cd" I don't know I always thought the cd was mounted when ever i placed it in the disk tray and let it read the disk :]
Old 02-23-2003, 10:07 PM   #6
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Smile Got it fixed

Found out it was something that wasn't properly compiled in the kernel. Thanks for all your replies!!



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