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DenShinobi 04-11-2002 04:57 PM

NEW CD-ROM drive, can't mount it!!
 
Hello,

I've got SUSE 7.2 installed.

i've just swapped a useless 8x cd drive, for a not quite as useless ASUS 36x cd rom drive.

when I type:>

mount /media/cdrom

I get the following error:>

mount: /dev/cdrom is not a vaild block device

when I type:>

mount /dev/hdc

I get the following error:>

mount: can't find /dev/hdc in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab.

can anybody help?

cheers.


DENNIS

DMR 04-11-2002 05:30 PM

Well, since you just made a physical change to your system, you should re-check your cable connections, master/slave jumper settings, etc.

Quote:

when I type:>
mount /media/cdrom

I get the following error:>
mount: /dev/cdrom is not a vaild block device
Do:
ls -l /dev/cdrom
What device does the symlink point to?

Quote:

when I type:>
mount /dev/hdc

I get the following error:>
mount: can't find /dev/hdc in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab.
less /etc/fstab
Is there an entry for /dev/hdc? Is the CD-ROM really the secondary IDE master (/dev/hdc)?

DenShinobi 04-11-2002 05:55 PM

not sure
 
just got really pissed off and re-installed linux..

but many thanks for the reply DMR, there is some useful information in your comments that I will no doubt be referring to in the future!!!

linux is a crazy world -

Mara 04-11-2002 06:10 PM


 
Next time you'll make hardware change remember to turn on utility like kudzu. It will find new hardware and install it for you.


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