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Old 08-22-2002, 11:29 AM   #1
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problem mounting DVD


I finally got my DVD-ROM to work with Linux but I can only mount it when logged in as root. How do I fix it so I can use it when logged in as a user.

I am beginning to discover that linux is not overly user friendly. Every thing is a major hassle to set up and configure. And don't tell me to go back to M$, I got 40 bucks invested in this cr*p and WILL make it work! Anyone got any good books they would recommend for learning Linux from a rank beginners point of view? Something that starts with the basics, not something that tells me to "/etc/mnt/geekspeak/.../bsconfig to fstab/etc/horse/cr*p/" or some such nonsense?

This forum has been very helpful so far but most of what you guys are talking about is way over my head.
 
Old 08-22-2002, 11:37 AM   #2
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In the /etc/fstab file to the entry for your DVD-ROM add user option so it'll look something like this
/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd iso9660 user,kudzu,other,poop 0 0
 
Old 08-22-2002, 12:15 PM   #3
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Hey neo77777,
I changed the entry in the /etc/fstab file to read:
/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd iso9660 user,fred,default 0 0

I also changed the entry for "cdrom2" to read the same. I can now mount the DVD and read a data cd from it. But when I try to play an audio CD I get the following:

Could not mount device.
The reported error was:
mount: block device /dev/cdrom2 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/cdrom2,
or too many mounted file systems

Any suggestions?

Guys and gals, I do greatly appreciate the help I am receiving here. Without it I would have probably taken my computer out and shot it by now.
 
Old 08-22-2002, 12:28 PM   #4
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Audio CD's are not mountable due to lack of a filesystem on them, it's been asked here million times, you chould be able to play audio CD's with a basic CD-player that comes with your distro.
 
  


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