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I've recently installed gentoo 2005.0. The installation process seems to be completed successfully. Yet, When I boot the system, I get this message "Some local filesystem failed to mount" and, ...
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    Unable to mount /dev/cdrom


    I've recently installed gentoo 2005.0. The installation process seems to be completed successfully.
    Yet, When I boot the system, I get this message "Some local filesystem failed to mount" and, once the environment has loaded, I try to mount cdrom typing: mount /dev/cdrom but I get this message "No medium found".
    Can someone help me???? I'm going crazy.......
    Thanks

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    have you tried to mount the device itself, since I think /dev/cdrom is a link to /dev/hd** (replaceing the ** with the right numbers/letters). If it is /dev/hdc try
    Code:
    mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
    Also are you sure the drive works and has good media?

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    not too sure wether this will solve the problem, but on my computer i have:

    /dev/cdrom0
    /dev/cdrom1
    though i have a cdrom and a dvd drive, not 2 cd drives.

    try:

    Code:
    ls -al /dev/cd*
    to check what device it should be.
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    typing:
    Code:
    mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
    I still get
    no medium found
    Trying this:
    Code:
    ls -al /dev/cd*
    The system returns:
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1970
    drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1970
    lr-xr-x 1 root 33 Jan 1 1970
    cdrom0 -> .../ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd
    cdrom1 -> .../ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/cd
    Looking at /etc/fstab concerning the cdrom devices I see
    /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
    /dev/cdroms/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 auto noauto,user 0 0
    Starting the system I can still read:
    mounting local filesystem
    mount: no medium found
    * Some local filesystem failed to mount
    Any idea???
    Thank you all guys

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    have you tried
    Code:
    mount /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom
    
    or
    
    mount /dev/cdroms/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1
    ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    have you tried
    Code:
    mount /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom
    
    or
    
    mount /dev/cdroms/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1
    ?
    or:
    Code:
    mount /mnt/cdrom
    
    or
    
    mount /mnt/cdrom1
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    I've got the same problem. I tried the following but still nothing???

    mount /dev/cdroms/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1
    mount: mount point /mnt/cdrom1 does not exist

    media # mount /mnt/cdrom
    mount: can't find /mnt/cdrom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

    # mount /mnt/cdrom1
    mount: can't find /mnt/cdrom1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab


    My cdrom and cdrw don't work in windows xp nor in linux anymore.

    Do you guys thing that if I deleted my linux partitions and all the linux from my pc.... would that fix my cd-drives?

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    Cool Try this .... It should work for everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by xirisx View Post
    I've got the same problem. I tried the following but still nothing???

    mount /dev/cdroms/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1
    mount: mount point /mnt/cdrom1 does not exist

    media # mount /mnt/cdrom
    mount: can't find /mnt/cdrom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

    # mount /mnt/cdrom1
    mount: can't find /mnt/cdrom1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab


    My cdrom and cdrw don't work in windows xp nor in linux anymore.

    Do you guys thing that if I deleted my linux partitions and all the linux from my pc.... would that fix my cd-drives?
    Hi,
    When u boot linux. Open Computer --- in that open the CD/DVDROM drive ...
    Now open the terminal as a root user and type as below
    # cd /media
    #ls
    It will read ur CDROM drive now u can make use of it...
    Hope this works for everyone...Reply back.

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