[lug] Can't access CDROM

Whit Morrison wmorriso at csd.net
Tue Oct 26 22:16:41 MDT 1999

Howell, Jeff S wrote:

> A few other questions... is /dev/cdrom linked to the right /dev/hdx or
> /dev/srx device for your cd? if you're mounting it as a user, have you added
> the 'user' (Next to noauto,ro in the example you gave) option to mount in
> fstab?
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Vigorita [mailto:Mike.Vigorita at commerce.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 1:15 PM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: RE: [lug] Ca;n't access CDROM
> I realize that this may be an idiotic suggestion, but do you have a CD in
> the drive before executing the "mount" command?  And, is the CD read-able by
> the drive?
> Viggy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us]On
> Behalf Of David Willcox
> Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 12:55 PM
> To: LINUX User group
> Subject: [lug] Ca;n't access CDROM
> Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong. I can;t seem to mount my cdrom
> after a new Linux 6.0 install. It shows I have it in 'etc'fstab  as shown
> below.
> /dev/cdrom     /mnt/cdrom            iso9660 noauto,ro         0 0
> And I have it as a directory under '/mnt'
> And I don't know the syntax to create a symbloic link or what to link it to
> if linking
> was my problem.
> I try 'mount /mnt/cdrom'
> I try 'mount /mnt/cdrom /dev/cdrom'
> Everything I try I get 'not a valid block device'
> Thanks ahead for any help,
> Dave Willcox :-)
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Have you tried "mount /dev/cdrom  /mnt/cdrom

I think the device is identified before the location.

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