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Old 07-08-2004, 06:46 PM   #1
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Ugh...Can't mount CD


Along with having troubles getting my digital camera to work with my wife's laptop, I can no longer get the machine to mount a CD. I tried puttign a ZZTop CD in the drive and the drive spun, but I got the following error EVERYTIME I tried to mount it in KDE.

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Could not mount device
The reported error was:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/cdrom

or too many mounted file systems
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When I tried "mount /mnt/cdrom" in a terminal window I get a similar message. My fstab reads as follows...

/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda6 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda7 /opt ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda8 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/sda1 /mnt/camera vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

The only minor modification I did to the fstab after I installed Slack 10 (2-3 days ago) was change the cdrom and floppy lines from having "owner" to "user" so people other than "root" can mount those drives.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 07-08-2004, 06:53 PM   #2
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I don't think it's possible to mount an audio CD. I always get the same error as you if I try. It doesn't stop Totem playing CD's though, I'm listening to one now. I can mount data CD's (even though I don't have anything for the CD drives in /etc/fstab), but not audio CD's. The kernel doesn't support the filesystem.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 07:04 PM   #3
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You should use cdparanoia to extract audio tracks from cdrom to HD, it has many features like extract a track from a given time to a given time.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 07:09 PM   #4
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You don't have to mount audio cd's. You can play them using your favourite player without mounting and extract tracks of it as well without mounting. The only cd's you mount are the ones with data on it for read access.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 07:57 PM   #5
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That explains it! In Fedora, the CD player would load and the music would start playing. I never thought about if it was mounted or not. Thanks for your help!!!

[music playing] "She's got legs.....and she knows how to use them....."

This is sweet! We NEVER got the sound card working on this laptop with Mandrake 7/8/9, Redhat 8/9 or Fedora 1/2. My wife and I are THRILLED with Slack! It runs like a dream.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 08:17 PM   #6
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Well, I was going to say that it was because of the CD that you were trying to play.... Yea, I do a "play location ----> /dev/hdc" thru XMMS to listen to music CD's..... What Digital camera are you trying to get working? Might as well keep going, right? I noticed that DSC's are supported directly thru the kernel now-a-days...
 
Old 07-08-2004, 09:10 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by jong357
Well, I was going to say that it was because of the CD that you were trying to play.... Yea, I do a "play location ----> /dev/hdc" thru XMMS to listen to music CD's..... What Digital camera are you trying to get working? Might as well keep going, right? I noticed that DSC's are supported directly thru the kernel now-a-days...
I have a very nice Sony camera with memory stick storage. It was my wife's college graduation gift from her folks. It's pretty sweet! Under Fedora, I didn't have to do too much to get the camera mounted. I used it as a fancy memory stick reader.

A few nights ago I installed Slack 10 on my wife's machine and when I did, the installation detected the camera as a Windows vfat partition. After the installation was over the camera was ready to go. I logged in as root and moved some files from the camera to the desktop of my wife's user account. The only issue I had at the time was that only root could mount and access the camera. Once the machine shutdown, the camera no longer worked. The morning after the installation I tried working with the camera, but it wouldn't work...not even for root. I'm still trying to figure out how to fix it.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 10:33 PM   #8
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right.. Just now saw that thread... I'll check it out some and move over there with any future comments... Your getting there it seems tho...
 
Old 07-08-2004, 10:48 PM   #9
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It sounds like you have figured out how to play the CD but if you want to view the contents of the CD in Konqueror type "audiocd:/" into the location bar and it should let you browser the CD. If you are using the latest version of Konqueror and have LAME installed it will have a folder marked mp3 that will let you drag and drop mp3 tracks from the CD to your hard drive.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 05:37 AM   #10
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Almost unRelated

Hi! Umm, I have noticed in your fstab file this tiny line ::

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user 0 0

It doesn't make sense .. auto noauto .. it's either this or that! I know this isn't related to your problem(s) but might create some afterwards
 
Old 07-09-2004, 06:59 AM   #11
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The first auto is under the "file system" column. That tells it to auto-detect what file system the floppy is formatted as when you try to mount it. The noauto is in the next "options" column telling it not to auto-mount on boot up... It's correct... It does look wierd, huh?
 
Old 07-09-2004, 09:28 AM   #12
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I never noticed the auto/noauto thing. That line was entered in the fstab via the Slack 10 install. I never modified the line. jong357 seems to have explained why it is there.

Thanks to everyone who has responded to this and each of my other posts. Through this forum and the kind members I have been able to install and configure Slack 10 on 2 laptops. I had always read such great reviews of Slackware. Now that I have installed it and used it, I can safely say, this will be my distro of choice for a LONG LONG LONG while. My wife and I LOVE it!!! It has given new life to our aging machines (1 is AMD K6-475Mhz and the other is a PII 266Mhz).

BTW, I fixed my camera issues. I updated my other thread regarding my camera woes. A few people hinted early on that I should check to make sure I had my usb drivers working. At the time I had no idea how to see if they were loading. Last night I decided to look at my rc.modules file. Sure enough, ALL of the usb drivers were commented out. I simply un-commented them, removed my previous /mnt/camera mount point and made a new folder "/mnt/usb" (as per a forum member suggestion), restarted my machine and BAM....it worked!! Once I saw that it worked, I put made a new fstab line thanks to a few of the forum members.

Thanks again for everyone's help!
 
Old 07-09-2004, 03:11 PM   #13
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Yea, I've been checking in on that thread... Nice... I think you'll find Slackware runs alot better than any other distro out there.... If you have a crash of any kind, it's related to your window manager and not Slack. KDE is pretty heavy on the eye candy and it is prone to give error reports on various things from time to time... Those old boxes would probably fly if you ran Fluxbox or some other light weight WM....... Give it a whirl in the future once you get settled in comfortably....
 
Old 07-09-2004, 04:03 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by jong357
Yea, I've been checking in on that thread... Nice... I think you'll find Slackware runs alot better than any other distro out there.... If you have a crash of any kind, it's related to your window manager and not Slack. KDE is pretty heavy on the eye candy and it is prone to give error reports on various things from time to time... Those old boxes would probably fly if you ran Fluxbox or some other light weight WM....... Give it a whirl in the future once you get settled in comfortably....
I think we will be sticking with KDE. I used Gnome exclusively with RH and Fedora. We're thrilled with the switch. KDE is MUCH MUCH MUCH more mature (IMHO) than Gnome. KDE on Fedora was quite slow, so we used Gnome. Now that we are using Slack, it seems like KDE is SIGNIFICANTLY faster than Gnome. What amazes us is that we have a Sony VAIO desktop (the family computer [which I am typing from]) that has 512MB of RAM, a P4 1.8Ghz and a video card with 32MB of RAM. These specs are MUCH greater than our laptops, however it appears that Slack 10.0 with KDE runs just about as fast as the VAIO with XP. Granted, some things are noticably faster on the VAIO, but the laptops don't seem as slow and geriatric as they did with Fedora. After installing Slack on my wife's machine a few days ago, my wife told me that she was astounded by the improvement in speed and function of Slack. She feels like she has a new machine.

Ok, enough of me blabbering. We're just THRILLED with Slack!


In case anyone is wondering WHY we aren't running Linux on the VAIO, we're taking a "if it ain't broke...don't fix it" attitude. Also, we want to keep Windows available at home (at least for now) in case we run across a program in our careers that requires Windows. (Yeah yeah yeah...I know....use WINE) I predict the VAIO with become a Slack machine in the next 2 years.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 04:26 PM   #15
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Hey Todd, Check this out and install it on your Dads computer... It's a righteous app that you can't find anymore. They make a newer regcleaner but it sucks really bad has a different interface, has a time bomb on it and doesn't have half the functionality as this one does.... It's a must have for Windows computers in my opinion....

http://f2.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/...indows&.view=l

This will let you get rid of that entry in the add/remove programs list as well as listing ALL the software that's installed on Windows. It lists remenants of things you THOUGHT you uninstalled a long time ago as well as stuff that doesn't even show up thru the add/remove list... It's also got a sweet registry cleaner but be semi-cautious when using that. I ussually let it run it's automated full registry scan and then delete EVERYTHING it picks up with hardly no ill effect. Only once did doing that make a 2k install unstable. But it makes a backup that you can restore as well...

Just thought I'd throw it at you. It could very well take care of this driver problem your having on your dads computer. Atleast to the point where the setup will actually take you to the setup. It's still seeing remenants of the previous install so that's why it is giving you the option to uninstall and not install...... 10 to 1 if you use this prog and scour his computer, you'll be able to reinstall the driver and hopefully Windows will decide that it wants to play nice after that.....

Jon

Checkout /pub/slackware/9.1/images as well... There is my favorite slack background in there that you might dig......

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