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Old 03-20-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Mount cdrom/dvd drive in headless Linux

I have a CentOS box that I recently started using without a monitor,keyboard or mouse. I will normally connect to it using SSH or NX, since then I have noticed if I put a cd/dvd in the dvd drive I cant mount it as there is no /dev/cdrom or /dev/dvd or /dev/hdx that I can use to mount on, it does not show up on dmesg either.
After a bit of googling I saw that Macs have a tool "disktool" that you can use to mount drives on headless servers, does anybody know of a Linux tool to enable the same.
Just in case you r wondering if the drive works it does I attach a monitor and keyboard it works like normal.
Old 03-20-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Sorry, I'm lost. When you attach a monitor/keyboard and the cd works, which device does it show up as ? (run the 'mount' command from a terminal) It may not mount automatically without a gui but there's no reason why the drive shouldn't be available.

Old 04-03-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply kbp, I connected monitor and keyboard and still the drive did not work opened the case and noticed the ide cable was halfway out, I reconnected it and now I can mount the drive from cmd line.



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