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Old 08-25-2006, 03:39 AM   #1
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Cannot read cds


When I load a cd on suse 10.1 I always select "open in new window" from the dialogue but I always get this message -
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mount: block device /dev/hdc is write-protected, mounting read-only
What does it mean?
There were no entries regarding cds in fstab after I installed suse and I've tried adding my own but they are ignored, the cds aren't mounted to the mountpoints I specified.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 03:46 AM   #2
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There's nothing wrong with that message, it's completely normal and shows you that the CD is being mounted. Please post the line of your fstab that starts with /dev/hdc. There must be one, otherwise mount would complain that it couldn't find /dev/hdc in the file.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 09:50 AM   #3
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These are the two entries that I entered after finding them in fstabs from other distros. They are both actually commented out since they are being ignored.
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/dev/hdc   /media/cdwriter   auto   users,noauto   0 0
/dev/hdc   /media/cdwriter   auto   noauto,user,exec,nodev,iocharset=utf8 0 0
But seriously, after the install there were no entries for cds in fstab. Fedora Core also has no cd entries but they mount without these errors.

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Old 08-25-2006, 09:55 AM   #4
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On most distros, cd auto mounting is handled by udev/hald/etc. Policies for hald should be in /etc/hal.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 08:38 PM   #5
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There's nothing that helps in /etc/hal.
But upon further inspection I've noticed a some things.
All the cd's I was trying to mount were rewritables that were all burned from k3b.
I've tried with a couple of music cds and they are mounting ok.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 08:08 AM   #6
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You don't mount music CDs.

After mounting your CD-RWs, if you run "mount" (without quotes), what's the output?
 
Old 08-26-2006, 01:43 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by shame
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mount: block device /dev/hdc is write-protected, mounting read-only
What does it mean?
Means that a CD-ROM / DVD-ROM media must always be mounted as read-only, you can't possibly do otherwise.
Here's the entry from my fstab, it should be respected and not conflict with automount.
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/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,users,ro,unhide    0   0
That ro option means "read-only".

Note: /dev/cdrom is a link to my real device
 
  


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