[techtalk] Desperate Plea for CDROM mounting help!!

Jason Nash jason at the-nashes.net
Sun Nov 19 16:23:38 EST 2000

Which device is /dev/cdrom linked to?


-----Original Message-----
From: Lyta Alexander [mailto:lyta at sk.sympatico.ca]
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2000 11:01 AM
To: S. Stubbs
Cc: techtalk at linuxchix.org
Subject: Re: [techtalk] Desperate Plea for CDROM mounting help!!

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.
>  tried all kinds of stuff, even not using the supermount, and it still did
> work.
> I am able toburn a CD just fine, I burned 2 CDs today, but I cannot mount
> CDrom drive just to look at the contents of a CD. I still think in my mind
> 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
> 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
> for getting a CDburner to work. I can provide more info if necessary. So
> 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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