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Old 12-23-2004, 01:05 PM   #1
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problems with mount on debian sarge

So here's the deal. I've recently been trying to burn cd's and mount them, mount floppies, etc., and haven't been able to. It was working in the past and I've done nothing to manually alter the mount points until yesterday as I was trying to fix them. I think apt may have changed something and forgotten something else. Anyway, I would go to mount my cdrom and I would get the error, "mount point /media/cdrom0/ does not exist!". Okay, so I created it. Then after trying again, it spews out that "/dev/hdc/ is not a valid block device. That's all it will do now, and it's very confusing. The other less urgent problem is that when trying to mount floppies no matter what floppy I put in my drive, the computer spits out that it doesn't have a format. I'll post some of my settings (which were played with to try to fix things yesterday to no avail, so if things look odd it's probably at least partly my fault)

In /etc/fstab/:

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda1 / reiserfs notail 0 1
/dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto ro,user,noauto 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0

in /media/:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 2004-12-22 23:20 cdrom - > /media/cdrom0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2004-12-22 23:24 cdrom0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2004-11-22 10:06 floppy - > floppy0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2004-11-22 10:06 floppy

pertinent files in /dev/:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 2004-12-22 23:20 cdrom - > /dev/cdrom
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 2004-12-07 11:19 cdrom0 - > /dev/hdc
brw-r--r-- 1 root cdrom 22, 0 2004-9-18 06:51 hdc

and lastly in /mnt/:

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2004-12-22 23:33 cdrom
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 48 2004-12-13 13:12 fd0

The dates are all correct, so anything messed with would have date modified as 2004-12-22. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 12-23-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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Check the cables connecting the cd-rom drive to your system, if possible try using another cd-rom drive. i think your drive may have gone bad on you.

can you see the model number of the drive by running this:
cat /proc/ide/hdc/model

also check the bios and see if it shows up in there.
Old 12-23-2004, 03:29 PM   #3
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its not a problem with the drive...
stuck in another drive and after reboot it did the same thing...
funny thing was that after reboot the /media/cdrom0 point I created that it was first complaining about disappeared again. I don't know what's going on.


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