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Hi all. I have a DVD/CD-RW burner on my laptop and i cant seem to use it. I mean i try to mount /cdrom and this is the error i ...
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    No cdrom??


    Hi all. I have a DVD/CD-RW burner on my laptop and i cant seem to use it. I mean i try to mount /cdrom and this is the error i get

    Code:
    [user@computer ~]$ mount /cdrom
    mount: can't find /cdrom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
    How do i get it to recognize my cdrom drive?

    Also before anyone asks.

    Code:
    [user@computer ~]$ /sbin/lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82830 830 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 42)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
    02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller
    02:01.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller
    02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver (rev 02)
    And /etc/fstab

    Code:
    /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
    LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
    tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
    devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
    sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
    proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
    /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
    Any help on this is greatly appreciated. Thanx in advance!

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    most modern distributions automatically mount cd's/dvd's that are inserted into drives, what distribution and version are you using?

    the error message means there is no static mounting values for /cdrom due to the fact that it should be dynamic since you most likely will be putting different cd's/dvd's in the drive, it would be more like
    Code:
    mount /dev/scd0 /cdrom
    thats provided your cd drive is scd0, it might be something else

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    Im using Fedora 7, funny thing is, i used a cd to install this distro. And now its not detected. Weird.

    Code:
    [root@computer user]# mount /dev/scd0 /cdrom
    mount: you must specify the filesystem type
    What does that mean?

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