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Old 04-28-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
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Why no cd drive?????


Kinda new to linux and have been installed hylafax on 1 of 2 systems went great on the first one well when i say great i mean 3 days later. im trying to get it on another system now what the first steps are is run the hylafax file i downloaded it runs thru a little setup then asks for the redhat 9 disk 3 so insurt it nothing happens so i think is my drive working in linux when n u insert a cd it autoruns well on this one it doesnt it is setup to but doesn't i has tried to access the cd via command prompt but no luck check all the hardware and swapped the cd drive out can u please help as this is very


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Old 04-28-2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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Are both systems running the same distributions of Linux, what distribution are you running on the one the isn't working? Can you manually mount the drive:

Code:
$ mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
If you're running older distributions, the automounting and autorun features are spotty. Provide the info, and we'll try to get it fixed...

Mike.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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Are both systems running the same distributions of Linux, what distribution are you running on the one the isn't working? Can you manually mount the drive:

Code:
$ mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
If you're running older distributions, the automounting and autorun features are spotty. Provide the info, and we'll try to get it fixed...

Mike.
There both running redhat 9 if dat helps
 
Old 04-28-2006, 11:47 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by mikeyt_333
Are both systems running the same distributions of Linux, what distribution are you running on the one the isn't working? Can you manually mount the drive:

Code:
$ mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
If you're running older distributions, the automounting and autorun features are spotty. Provide the info, and we'll try to get it fixed...

Mike.
There both running redhat 9 if dat helps and iv also tried to mount them like that it says you do not have permissions but im logged in as root !!!
 
Old 04-28-2006, 11:48 AM   #5
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That would be an example of spotty automount distro. (in my experience). Could you manually mount the drive?
 
Old 04-28-2006, 11:49 AM   #6
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What is the exact command you're using to mount the drive, and what are the permissions on the mount point, and the device file? Can you copy and paste the exact error message also...
 
Old 04-28-2006, 12:01 PM   #7
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Bit hard

its a server system its a clients server so its in work i used mouth /mnt/cdrom and /dev/cdrom also tried /mnt/with a few other things in the hardware browers its /dev/cdrom and under that it says no drive or built in ???
 
Old 04-28-2006, 12:05 PM   #8
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Do this:

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ls -l /dev/cdrom
And post the output here.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 12:09 PM   #9
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ok mate il have 2 wait til tuesday now as thats when im back in work cheers il speak 2 u then
 
Old 05-02-2006, 06:42 AM   #10
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output : lrwxrwxrwx l root root 8 sep 23 2003 /dev/cdrom -> /dev/hdc

there we go i typed that in and tried to browse to both it just says permissions denied still logged in as root
 
Old 05-02-2006, 04:17 PM   #11
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if that will help can it be effected in different sessions ?? like KDE or gnome will that make a different on cd settings??
 
Old 05-02-2006, 04:22 PM   #12
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Well, what happens when you're at a virtual terminal? That's a way to test if it is gnome or KDE causing the problem. What are the permissions on /dev/hdc, they shouldn't be anything special, but maybe they're wierd... I really don't know what's causing this, so I'm kinda just going through the steps I would take to figure it out.

Mike.
 
Old 05-03-2006, 03:15 AM   #13
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I will talk you thru the steps i take, log in to gnome as root go to home folder click hylafax, hylafax runs thru a setup then tells you it needs disk 3 of redhat 9 so i insert it !!! "disk error not in drive please insert disk". before you ask iv checked the disk in another computer different disk it doesnt even start to spin the disk drive up which is wired iv tried to browse to the drive but this still isnt going to solve my problem iv dragged the file from the disk tried to mount it in a virtual drive in linux making it a .iso but still not luck this is a server so even if i can find away around it kinda still needs to be fixed as it will be needed in ther furture iv tried to different drive of of a linux box else where that work great also swapped IDE drive its got a tape drive running on it that appears on desktop ran it alone on the ide but still not luck !!!! this seems to be a software as it appears in bois and hardware browser. cheers
 
Old 05-03-2006, 04:35 PM   #14
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Yes so its still the same to get around this anyway iv loaded a extrenal drive to read the cd but the cd drive still needs to be working thanks
 
Old 05-04-2006, 10:04 AM   #15
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When /mnt/cdrom is a symbolic link to /dev/hdc, as is typical... now you must check the permissions of that device, and also see if it exists at all.
 
  


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