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  1. #1
    sdm_di
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    mounting CDrom

    I have just install RedHat Linux7.2 and I have a problem.When I'm trying to mount my Cdrom I get a message like this:"Invalid
    block device?"What can I do?Thanks.

  2. #2

    Re:mounting CDrom

    What is the command you are using to mount your cdrom? Are you sure there is a cdrom in the drive?(Just have to make sure :-)) And could you give us the type of cdrom you have...

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  3. #3
    hanzerik
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    Re:mounting CDrom

    Look at your bios post as your computer boots up, you'll see something like: "samsung 40x on seondary master ide controller"

    Thats gonna tell you what youll need to know when you type your mount command.

    Primary IDE controller
    Master = hda[1-4] primary partitions [5-?] logical partitions
    Slave = hdb

    Secondary IDE controller
    Master = hdc
    Slave = hdd

    Hard drive partitions are identified by a number after hda.
    example: hda1 is the first primary partition, hda5 is the first logical partition.

    If you have only one hard drive then more then likely your cdrom drive is going to be on your secondary ide controller as master, which will make it /dev/hdc.

    So to mount a cd the command would be(as long as there is a data cd in the drive):

    mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom

    I think redhat creates the moint points for you as /mnt/cdrom and /mnt/floppy.

    NOTE: you cannot "mount" music cd's .

    Sorry if i gave too much info

  4. #4
    JimH
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    Re:mounting CDrom

    Quote Originally Posted by sdm_di
    I have just install RedHat Linux7.2 and I have a problem.When I'm trying to mount my Cdrom I get a message like this:"Invalid
    block device?"What can I do?Thanks.
    Bug in RH 7.2. For a workaround, as the root user, at a console prompt.

    /sbin/depmod -ae

    You need to update your system with the available errata for RH 7.2 to fix this.

    Jim H

  5. #5

    Re:mounting CDrom

    Sheeze, can't even get the mount problem right?? Definitely sounds like AOL and RH belong together! :P heheh

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  6. #6
    TheLizardKing
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    Re:mounting CDrom

    Well what makes aol and redhat different is the fact redhat fixed the problem! There will always be bugs in a companys software, what makes the company well-respected (unlike aol) is they will fix the problem.

    RedHat 7.2 Rules!

  7. #7

    Re:mounting CDrom

    LOL, yeah but I had to give JimH crap, its my job! ;-)

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

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