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Old 11-13-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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redhat 9, cdrom not mounting, floppy as well

hi all

i just installed red hat 9
but i'm having some problems with the cdrom's not mounting
and the floppy as well

i have two dvd-roms, one burner, one normal
three hard drives,
two on ide1 (hard drive 1 has two partitions, 7GB NTFS, 30GB NTFS)
(hard drive 2 has 6 partitions, 5GB ext3, 1.5GB swap, three NTFS each around 20GB)
one on a seperate ata 133 card (one partition, 80GB)

this is my fstab
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb8 swap swap defaults 0 0

this is my mtab
/dev/hdb3 / ext3 rw 0 0
none /proc proc rw 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs rw 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext3 rw 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0

can someone help me out
please be simple, cos i don't know much

Old 11-15-2004, 05:08 AM   #2
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ok, more details

in the hardware browser, it does display my two dvd-roms, both pioneer
one as /dev/hdc
and the other as /dev/scd0

floppy as /dev/fd0

hard drives as hda, hdb, and hdg
when i go to /dev, all the drives are like
hda11, hda12, hda13, hda14, etc

Last edited by dtra; 11-15-2004 at 05:31 AM.
Old 11-15-2004, 05:46 AM   #3
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Re: mount

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

Add this line to ur fstab file to make it look for cdrom at start up

What this line does is to allow u to access your cd drive which is "/dev/cdrom" thru the directory "/mnt/cdrom". You will have to create the directroy "cdrom" inside /mnt for this to work or during mount process it'll give u an error.

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

This line does the same with floppy.

For more information on the meaning of these fields please go through man page of fstab you can get it by typing "man fstab" at the command line or try this link

Hope this is helpful to u.

The /etc/fstab file is just a simple text file that can be created with any editor. We will need an entry for the root filesystem and for the proc filesystem. Information about the format of this file can be found in the fstab(5) manpage or by looking at the /etc/fstab file on any of the popular GNU/Linux distributions. you can do the same to mount your other cd drives.


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