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  1. #1

    Can't mount cdrom

    Hi, I"m having problems mounting my cdrom drive... i've done everything I can think of and still no luck so i'm hopin someone can help me out.

    if i try to mount my cdrom as root of course i get this:

    mount /mnt/cdrom
    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
    mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom

    no matter what i get:

    /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device.
    dev/hdd is not a valid block device.

    But if i check out /proc/ide/hdd everything shows up as my cdrom drive.

    I do ls -al /dev/cdrom:

    /dev/cdrom --> /dev/hdd

    I have /dev/cdrom in my fstab:

    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,noowner,ro 0 0

    something like that.. it's all there, so my mount point is defined.

    I have no idea what is wrong... I have however ran ./MAKEDEV as root :S thinking that would fix my alsa devices before... i'm not sure if that would have messed anything up, please any help is appreciated.

  2. #2
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    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,noowner,ro 0 0

    As far as I know there is no such thing as noowner. If there was, it doesn't sound like it would do any good.

    Try changing this:


    to this:


    When you right click on the device icon and select properties in root, make sure that the user is a non-root account and you have all the appropriate advanced access permissions.

  3. #3
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    Dec 2002
    New Zealand
    u do have a cd in the drive right? u get that error if u try to mount an empty drive.

    noowner was probably made by ur install program so that u dont have to worry about setting up the drive for non-root users

    if u have a custom kernel check that u have enabled iso9660 support.

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