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Old 09-27-2004, 04:43 AM   #1
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What should I write in my /etc/fstab

I got a Toshiba Latop, and I was wondering what should I write in the /etc/fstab file so that I can start to read and write files to the CD-RW??

the disk drive is a Combo drive that has DVD Read, CD-RW.

Old 09-27-2004, 06:50 AM   #2
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fstab dosent have anything to do with burning, instead you need to use a couple of programs called cdrecord and mkisofs.
you can allso install k3b wich is a burning tool that is similar to Nero on windows.
Old 09-27-2004, 08:47 AM   #3
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try :
dmesg | grep CD

to see what is the device for your cd writter, then add a line in fstab accordingly. Post your output if you need some help, also don't forget to tell your kernel version.
Old 09-27-2004, 09:01 AM   #4
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Well I'm no expert but, if it's of any help, then I set up my CD writer as follows:

Firstly I set up a symlink for the device so I could refer to it as "cdrw" (n.b. my writer is connected as primary master on my second EIDE controller hence "/dev/hdc")

ln -sf /dev/hdc /dev/cdrw

Then I created a directory in /mnt for the device

mkdir /mnt/cdrw

Lastly I added the following line to my /etc/fstab

/dev/cdrw /mnt/cdrw iso9660 noauto,users 0 0

To get cd writing working I then ran k3b, firstly as root to configure the program, then as a normal user. Now if memory serves me well I believe I had some sort of problem with permissions but sadly I can't remember the details.

Hope this is of use


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