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  1. #11

    Re: Newbie help with CD-RW

    first check if there is a /cdrom
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    ls /cdrom
    then try
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    mount /dev/cdrom1 /cdrom
    or
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    mount /dev/scd0 /cdrom
    or the cdrom2 or scd1

  2. #12

    Re: Newbie help with CD-RW

    hello jafo,
    the entry in you /etc/fstab file does not match with the device enteries - i.e. the devices are /dev/cdrom1 and /dev/cdrom2.

    how about changing the /etc/fstab entries to this:
    Code:
    /dev/cdrom1       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660 noauto,owner,ro,unhide 0 0
    /dev/cdrom2       /mnt/cdrom1       iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0

    you don't really need the unhide option - but if there are hidden files on the CD then you will be able to see them.

    the directorties /mnt/cdrom and /mnt/cdrom1 exist. you will also need to make sure the modules are loaded - as root do a

    modprobe ide-scsi
    modprobe sg

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    Re: Newbie help with CD-RW

    Thanks, I tried it but still no CD-ROM... when I went to /dev and clicked on the CD-ROM1 icon I hear the CD-ROM winding up but no contents???
    I did the changes and did the modprobe as root and that made it wind up but only in /dev nothing happens when I click on the CD link on the desktop...

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    Re: Newbie help with CD-RW

    Assuming you know your CD-RW drive works (like maybe in Winblows), try this:

    1. Login as root.

    2. Issue umount -a

    3. Verify that mountpoint exists, e.g., /mnt/cdrom by issuing ls /mnt

    4. Verify that device /dev/cdrom exists by issuing ls /dev/cdrom

    5. If all is good, issue mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

    *or, if that doesn't work, try

    mount -t cd9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

    6. Issue ls /mnt/cdrom to see if you can see the CD, don't use the icon.

    Good luck...

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    Re: Newbie help with CD-RW

    thanks: I tried the commands and got the following readouts
    1)I logged in as root.
    2) Issue umount -a .1) umount /boot: device is busy. 2) umount /: device is busy.
    3) ls /mnt. cdrom/ disk/ floppy/
    4) ls /dev/cdrom. ls: /dev/cdrom no such file or directory
    5) mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom mnt/cdrom. mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist
    5a) mount -t cd9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom. mount: fs type cd9660 not supported by kernel
    6) couldn't access the cdrom. :-/

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    Re: Newbie help with CD-RW

    If your CD-ROM is IDE interface, how is it set up, primary slave (/dev/hdb), secondary master (/dev/hdc) or secondary slave (/dev/hdd)?

    Whatever it is, try to mount it (as root) like this:
    mount -t iso9660 /dev/hd? /mnt/cdrom
    Just replace the question mark with the letter from the list above.

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    Re: Newbie help with CD-RW

    Did you add the CDRW to your computer after you installed Mandrake? Your fstab "should" mention that your CDRW is an scd1 or something...meaning that it views it as a scsi drive (it emulates scsi so that it can burn cd's). I'm no expert, so I could be wrong (does anyone know if jafo's fstab should mention the cdrw as a scsi one?). I will boot my computer and check out my fstab and post it when I get home. I have a CDRW and I think I put Mandrake 8 on my computer (I might have Slackware). If I don't have Mandrake 8 on my computer, I will install Mandrake 7 and check out the fstab that it loads by default. That way, I can get a feel for why you are still having this problem. Cheers.

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    Re: Newbie help with CD-RW

    Hey stryder144, let me see if I can give some background on what had happened. I had been playing with a 8 GB. drive a friend gave me, so being disgusted ( still) with windows I began installing mandrake 7.0 on it, well it took me a few tries to get XF86Free 4.0.1 installed and my nvidia drivers hooked up. but oh the joy when I did because I was on step closer to trashing winblows FOREVER! anyway to make it short I unplugged the CD-RW to plug in a 2 GB. HD to copy the necessary files for X86Free and nvidia because the 56K was killing me... so the last install I got it (by george) with a little help from the people here. The installation will recogize the CD while it is installing but once I reboot it's gone? ???
    hope this can help to get this going and thanks everyone for pitching in with the ideas!

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    Re: Newbie help with CD-RW

    thanks: I tried the commands and got the following readouts
    1)I logged in as root.
    2) Issue umount -a .1) umount /boot: device is busy. 2) umount /: device is busy.
    3) ls /mnt. cdrom/ disk/ floppy/
    4) ls /dev/cdrom. ls: /dev/cdrom no such file or directory
    5) mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom mnt/cdrom. mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist
    5a) mount -t cd9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom. mount: fs type cd9660 not supported by kernel
    6) couldn't access the cdrom. :-/
    Jafo in the step 5 dont use /dev/cdrom use /dev/cdrom1 or /dev/cdrom2 or even /dev/scd0 or /dev/scd1 .
    Because in a previous post you listed that device.
    HtH

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    Re: Newbie help with CD-RW

    THANK YOU GAENYA!!! WOOHOO!!!
    I got CD-ROM ! now where would I put that in my fstab, in the cd-rom line of course but in the first /mnt/cdrom the second /mnt/cdrom or at the end in dev=/dev/cdrom1 ( here)

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