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Old 08-07-2005, 01:58 PM   #1
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CDROM's won't mount anymore


My CDROM's refuse to mount. It was working perfectly in the past, but now its sits there useless.

Here is the results from fstab, mtab and devices

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jacques@HomePC:~ $ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdh1 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hdh5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdb /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hda /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hde1 /media/win_master ntfs nls=utf8,umask=0222 0 0
/dev/hdf1 /media/win_slave ntfs nls=utf8,umask=0222 0 0

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jacques@HomePC:~ $ cat /etc/mtab
/dev/hdh1 / ext3 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/hde1 /media/win_master ntfs rw,nls=utf8,umask=0222 0 0
/dev/hdf1 /media/win_slave ntfs rw,nls=utf8,umask=0222 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0

Quote:
jacques@HomePC:~ $ ls -lah /dev/cd*
ls: /dev/cd*: No such file or directory
And of course when I try to do CD operations i get this.

Quote:
mount: special device /dev/hdb does not exist
Can anyone please advice??
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:56 AM   #2
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Did you check the physical cable connections to the CD drives?
Just wondering, but how do you have your hadr drives se up with hda and hdb your cdrom drives and not your hard drives?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 04:14 AM   #3
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hdb being setup as cdrom drive is not a problem. i guess linux internally links the cdrom drive to hdb(which eventually becomes th cdrom drive)
 
Old 08-08-2005, 04:28 AM   #4
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well GreatBrak..i got the same problem once. i tightened the hardware connections and everything worked well on next reboot. not really sure about the problem though as i dint get it again.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 12:05 PM   #5
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but how do you have your hadr drives se up with hda and hdb your cdrom drives and not your hard drives?
Been like that from the start. I guess that's Ubuntu for you, I did not have the choice at install, so I never bothered to change it.

The cables was secure, windows picked them up, and it was possible to boot from them.

Problem is now solved, I've updated some packages, rebooted and now its back.

At the same time my two hard drive's icons dissapeared on the desktop and under "Computer." It also dissapeared under "Disk mounter." At least they are still active under /media. Guess I will have to make a link to them, unless someone clever can give me the way to add it as my icons as before?
 
  


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