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Old 06-16-2007, 05:47 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 6 doesn't see cdrom drive.

I installed Fedora Core 6 Linux. I have the Oracle 9i's three CD's named ship_9204_linux_disk1.cpio #2 and #3. To install Oracle you have to run "gzip" or "gunzip" on these CD's. In the /dev dir there is a "file" named cdrom so I can't create the /cdrom "directory" there so I go into /mnt and create the /cdrom directory there. Then I issue the command:

mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol /mnt/cdrom

Then I get the command prompt back but when I issue the "ls" command to look at the "ship_9204_linux_disk1.cpio" on the CD
I see the directories in the "root" directory instead of the ship_9204_linux_disk1.cpio filename. I need to see files on the cdrom drive, how do I get to see files on the cdrom drive?
Old 06-16-2007, 07:22 PM   #2
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Seems you got some things mixed up...

When you install Fedora using the default disc layout, it will create LVM partitions on your hard disc. Those are in what is called a volume group. When you issued the mount command with /dev/VolGroup... you are basically telling it to mount your already mounted partitions again.

To find out what your optical drive is called, type in on the console:

eject -n

It will answer you with

eject: device is `...'

The device that is shown between the quotes, let's assume it's /dev/hdc, use that in your mount command


mount /dev/hdc /mnt/hdc

You may want to remember, that the /dev folder is for devices, not for mounts.

Quite often, more then one link to the optical drive is provided, like /dev/cdrom or /dev/dvd and so on, those are usually symlinks to the actual device name, which in the above case is /dev/hdc


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