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Re: [vox-tech] rusty newbie CD mounting woes



Particularly, "dmesg | grep hd" will mainly print out lines that deal
with your IDE devices. ide-scsi is required for cd writing, but the 
normal ide module should work for reading. However, maybe ide-scsi is
already running on your system? Look for /dev/cdrw or /dev/scd0 (my 
cd writer is /dev/scd0), or maybe look in the config file /dev/fstab 
to see if your distro is a couple steps ahead of you and already has a
directory and mount options set up for your device.

-Bryan

On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 10:38:06AM -0800, MB wrote:
> If you take a look at "dmesg", there should be a few lines describing 
> the cdrom and what device it is listed as.  Also, since it is a cdrw 
> drive you may look into using the ide-scsi module.  I was warned that I 
> should use ide-scsi for my laptop cdrw/dvd drive...
> 
> Mark
> 
> Alexandra Thorn wrote:
> 
> >Having extreme difficulty with really basic task here.  Would probably
> >help if I hadn't built this computer for myself so that I could be sure
> >that various drives are attached in the standard places.  Hoping you guys
> >can help without getting after me too much for asking stupid questions.  I
> >have tried google, but am only meeting with frustration.
> >
> >All I want to do is get a CD to mount.  My CD drive is a Plexwriter
> >40/12/40A.  I'm reasonably certain that I've never mounted a CD on this
> >computer before, since there was no /mnt/cdrom or other CD oriented
> >directory when I got started this morning.
> >
> >Here's what I've tried doing with the loving aid of various online HOWTOs:
> >
> >[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t iso9660 -r /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrw
> >mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist
> >[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
> >Password:
> >mount: mount point /mnt/cdrom does not exist
> >[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom
> >[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
> >mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist
> >[thorn@localhost thorn]$ ls -l /dev/cdrom
> >ls: /dev/cdrom: No such file or directory
> >[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom
> >mount: you must specify the filesystem type
> >[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/hda /mnt/cdrw
> >mount: you must specify the filesystem type
> >[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrw
> >mount: /dev/hdc: unknown device
> >[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrw
> >mount: /dev/hdd: unknown device
> >
> >Pretty sure I'm either missing something obvious or completely forgetting
> >the main thing I need to do.  I know it would help a lot if I actually
> >knew the name of the device I'm trying to use.  Please don't be too hard
> >on me.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Alex
> >
> >"Tru5t m3" --Boo, from megatokyo.com
> >
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