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Old 06-17-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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Newb Question of the year...


How do I mount a IDE CD rom drive. I'm running Mandrake 9.1. I think I screwed my up . I installed wine trying to get Counter Strike working and could not get to my cd rom by typing ( mount /dev/cdrom ), the error i'm getting is "mount: can't find /dev/cdrom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab" I went to the Mandrake Control Center and went to "Set where your CD/DVD burner is mounted" and now I can see any thing on my CD's Please help...


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Old 06-17-2003, 08:47 PM   #2
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Can you post your fstab file here? You should normally just type mount /mnt/cdrom, but let's take a peek first.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 08:49 PM   #3
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I would be happy to post that. I feel like nut asking this... How do I get the info?
 
Old 06-17-2003, 08:54 PM   #4
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Open up a console and type cat /etc/fstab and then post what is on screen into your browser. Alternatively, open up the file in a text editor (more dangerous, perhaps) and copy/paste it here, if you like.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 08:57 PM   #5
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/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /home/johnswb/mnt/scd0 supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,ro,--,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
 
Old 06-17-2003, 09:45 PM   #6
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I get this when I tried the mount command

mount /mnt/cdrom

mount: according to mtab, none is already mounted on /mnt/cdrom
mount failed
 
Old 06-17-2003, 10:58 PM   #7
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Try these:
Code:
umount /mnt/cdrom

mount /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom -t iso9660
 
Old 06-17-2003, 11:00 PM   #8
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It says only the root can do that. How do i change to root in a Shell?
 
Old 06-17-2003, 11:15 PM   #9
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To change to root in a shell, type: su
Then enter root's password.

Where did you set the CD-ROM to be mounted (from Mandrake Control Centre)? Is it /home/johnswb/mnt/scd0 ? If so, try: mount /home/johnswb/mnt/scd0

Last edited by meeshka; 06-17-2003 at 11:17 PM.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 11:23 PM   #10
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I guess I got it to work in the Control Center because now when I type in /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom it allows me to see the info on my CD. Do you know how to make the CDrom accessible in the gui?


Thanks for the help
 
Old 06-22-2003, 10:09 AM   #11
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With my IDE cdrom, I have to have it connected when I boot to get it recongnised (although I'm trying to fix that).

Try rebooting with the cdrom attached. Once you've done that just put a cd in and most distros will mount it automatically for you and open a file browser.

BFK
 
Old 06-22-2003, 10:51 AM   #12
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In Mandrake 9.1, you shouldn't even have to mount. It's always in your /mnt/cdrom directory. Try that.

Cheers!

Jack.
 
  


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