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Old 06-18-2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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Can't see cdroom Fedora Core 6 says "mount point does not exist?

I installed Fedora Core 6 and Fedora shows "OK" to everything when I boot up. I want to install Oracle's 3 CD's that I downloaded to run on Fedora Core 6. First I issued the command:

mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol /mnt/cdrom

and the system responded "directory does not exist".

To find out what my optical drive is called, I typed in on the console:

eject -n

and the system responded device is "/dev/hdc".

So then I typed:

mount /dev/hdc /mnt/hdc

but the system responded stating "mount point does not exist".

The question is:

How do I access my cdrom drive?
Old 06-18-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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In your first command you try to mount a nonexistent Logical Volume to the mount point that does exist so it failed.

In the second command you try to mount the correct device but to a non-existent mount point.

Your command should be something like:

mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom

The /mnt/cdrom should be an empty directory before you try the mount.

Your other command using /mnt/hdc would have worked if you had first done:

mkdir /mnt/hdc

to make the mount point.

Restated: A "mount point" is just an empty directory UNTIL you mount the device on it. It must exist before you attempt the mount. (Assuming of course you're not using automount but that's another story.)
Old 06-18-2007, 03:08 PM   #3
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Try this


First of all u just try
mount -a
the fire the comand "mount"
then see the output of the above from it u can see where cdrom is mounted even from there if u are not able to see the mount point of cdrom.
Then fire the command
mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
It will work and u acn acces ur cdrom from /media/cdrom.



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