[techtalk] Desperate Plea for CDROM mounting help!!

Eric Richard Turner turnere at cc.wwu.edu
Sat Nov 18 22:42:04 EST 2000

Hi Susan,

I'm not sure I can help, especially considering that a Linux User Group
already looked at it, but I'll give it the ol' college try! Let's start at
the beginning. Login as root, insert a CD (that you know for certain is
good) into the drive, and type at the command line:

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

If that succeeds, list the contents of /mnt/cdrom just to make sure you
can see them, then type:

   umount /dev/cdrom

If mounting doesn't work, let me know what error message you get, and send
me the results of two commands:

   ls -l /
   ls -l /dev


On Sat, 18 Nov 2000, S. Stubbs wrote:

> Hey, it has been a while now and I have not been able to mount my
> CDROM drive. I have mdk 7.2. I have one cdrom drive, it is recognized
> correctly in the hardware.
> It is IOMEGA Zip650 cd writer drive which is an internal IDE writer drive.
> PLEASE SOMEONE HELP, this is driving me nuts. I went to a Linux User
> Group install fest today, and they spent 6 hours trying to get it to work. They
>  tried all kinds of stuff, even not using the supermount, and it still did not
> work.
> I am able toburn a CD just fine, I burned 2 CDs today, but I cannot mount the
> CDrom drive just to look at the contents of a CD. I still think in my mind that
> it
> has something to do with permissions and links to CDrom.
> Here is my fstab right now, of course the LUG tried all KINDS of config here,
> but since none of it worked I finally have it as this:
> > /dev/hdb5  / ext2 defaults 11
> > /dev/hdb1  /boot ext 2 defaults 12
> > none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
> > /mnt/cdrom /mnt/cdrom supermount user, fs=ISO9660, dev=/dev/cdrom 0 0
> > /mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount user, fs=vfat,dev=/dev/fd0 0 0
> > /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat user,exec,unmask=0 0 0
> > none /proc proc defaults 0 0
> > /dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0
> I have also gone to the Mandrake website and followed the instructions there
> for getting a CDburner to work. I can provide more info if necessary. So what
> now???
> Could someone reply with a personal troubleshoot session on this??
> PLEASE, this is the ONLY PROBLEM I have now, I did get my Samba
> working like a champ, and can see both my other windows boxes.
> IF i don't get this fixed I will have to GIVE UP ON LINUX, since I will not be
> able to view a CDROM!!! I will not be able to update any rpms from the
>  install CD!!! PLEASE this is a DESPERATE PLEA for help.
> Susan
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