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Old 02-07-2003, 12:17 AM   #16
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I have struck this problem too. (mandrake 9)

Removing the supermount and such doesn't help. I have tried unmounting and re mounting the cd and this doesn't help.

Any more ideas??

Thanks

jeff
 
Old 02-07-2003, 04:10 AM   #17
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Well, fortunately my problem is now solved. I created a symbolic link as root and rebooted:

ln -s /dev/hda /dev/cdrom
ln -s /dev/hdb /dev/cdrom2

I then checked them both with a data CD and it worked. Tried an audio CD with CD Player and it ran.

Here is my fstab:

/dev/hdc5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hdc7 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hda,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/hdb,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/windows vfat exec,dev,suid,rw,0 0 1
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc6 swap swap defaults 0 0

Cheers,

Swipe
 
Old 02-10-2003, 11:45 PM   #18
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I tried that but it didn't work. I am a newbie (as my title says !!) to linux so I may have stuffed it up .. I will have another bash at it when I can.
Did it work for anyone else??
 
Old 02-11-2003, 10:37 AM   #19
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I am also a newbie with linux but in the past I have disabled all supermounts to the cdrom and dvd drives. I changed it to noauto and make sure you do this as root of course. I created the icons on the desktop and had the mount points pointing directly to the /mnt/cdrom or /dev/hd?. Which ever it has listed in your fstab. The supermount is your biggest issue and creating a directroy under / and naming it cd (should be where you mount it)> Ex: /# mount /dev/hdg cd.....# cd cd......It worked for me and you should be able to mount and umount easily. One more thing make sure the device settings is set to /dev/hd? and not /mnt/cdrom. This will be the drop down box in mandrake control center. Good luck!!!
 
Old 02-11-2003, 10:39 AM   #20
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Correction on last post---#mkdir cd....before mounting any devices to it.
 
Old 02-11-2003, 11:08 AM   #21
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Re: Problems with CDROM on Mandrake

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Originally posted by dnldsnj
Hi folks,

When Mandrake 9.0 came along, I thought this might be the solution to the problem, so I installed 9.0 instead, but I still have the same problem.
Mandrake has had a problem with Supermount.

The new kernel (2.4.19-24) takes care of this problem.

You can get the update RPM at:

ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors...-1mdk.i586.rpm

And be sure to read:

http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/kernelupdate.php
 
Old 02-18-2003, 09:12 PM   #22
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actually, I just disabled supermnount with : supermount -i disable and it worked again.
I stuffed around for ages trying different things and this is what did it. In fact I loaded my old fstab and it still works.
Thanks to mjgrant from aus.computers.linux!
 
Old 02-24-2003, 05:15 PM   #23
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Mandrake 9.0 and I got the same problem. Just randomly locked up on me (cdrom) one day. Go figure.
 
Old 02-24-2003, 05:33 PM   #24
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This is really anoying,

About time to reparition the HD and put micro$oft back on. At least when that screws up its my own doing to a certain extent. This really just happened out of the blue one day.
 
Old 02-24-2003, 05:41 PM   #25
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have you tried" supermount -i disable "???

I would go for RedHat personally... Mandrake isn't my first choice but it was done before I got here
 
Old 02-24-2003, 09:35 PM   #26
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cdrom's, /etc/fstab and stuff

/dev/hda7 / ext2 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdb,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/nt ntfs iocharset=iso8859-15,ro,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win_c vfat iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda9 /mnt/win_d vfat iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda8 swap swap defaults 0 0


The above is my /etc/fstab file. I have had no problems with either cdrom (actually a dvd) or cdrom2 (which is actually a cdrw).

This also might sound like "state the obvious" but although I have read in other places about an apparent problem with "supermount" (DOlson had a tutorial for removing the supermount facility on his site), is it that you are trying to mount things manually???

I understand that the principal of supermount was to open the drawer, put the disc in and close it, then just "click away" in your gui. Well that's how it works for my set up i.e. just like wind0w$.

As a linux dummy, that's the only nugget that I can offer, hence good luck with your mission.

regards

John
 
Old 02-26-2003, 04:36 PM   #27
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Damn buggy distro! My cdrom and burner and floppy are locked. My fstab is fine. Scoured google and boards for hours only to find 100's of people like me with mandrake and this problem and not 1 answer that helps 1 iota. Time to do some deep contimplation... like most things about mandrake but if i cant watch my divx, etc i'm gonna have to switch.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 06:08 PM   #28
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A few days ago i saw a bugfix for this in the update section of Mandrake control Center
 
Old 02-27-2003, 07:47 AM   #29
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Nu-Bee mentioned that the later kernel addressed some of the supermount "problems".

I have installed it - it was on the boxed set of discs that I got from mandrake.

But, it just seems to show up as an additional item in the boot list in lilo.

Maybe someone could explain how i get installed as an updated kernel instead of version 2.4.16-19.

regards

John
 
  


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