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I had installed a version of Knoppix 5.0.1 (beginner) and after the install I didn't have a dvd-rom or cdrom icons on the desktop!? I inserted a dvd-r and the ...
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    Noob in need of help: dvd rom unable to mount!?


    I had installed a version of Knoppix 5.0.1 (beginner) and after the install I didn't have a dvd-rom or cdrom icons on the desktop!?
    I inserted a dvd-r and the Icon appears but it gives me this error message:
    Could not mount device.
    The reported error was:
    mount: can't find /dev/hdc in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
    What happend and what can I do to fix it???
    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Can you post the content of your /etc/fstab?

    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    And the output of those 3 commands:
    Code:
    ls /dev/hd*
    Code:
    ls /dev/sd*
    Code:
    ls /dev/sr*
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    The problem seems to have corrected itself after a few restarts! So thanks anyways

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    I had just upgraded and the problem is back... as a temporary solution I have to go into Disks admin and enable the DVD-rom every session!?
    So if it's still of any help I have posted what you asked before:

    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Can you post the content of your /etc/fstab?

    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    # /etc/fstab: filesystem table.
    #
    # filesystem  mountpoint  type  options  dump  pass
    /dev/hda2  /  reiserfs  defaults  0  1
    
    proc  /proc  proc  defaults  0  0
    /dev/fd0  /floppy  vfat  defaults,user,noauto,showexec,umask=022  0  0
    usbfs  /proc/bus/usb  usbfs  devmode=0666  0  0
    sysfs  /sys  sysfs  defaults  0  0
    tmpfs  /dev/shm  tmpfs defaults  0  0
    /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom  iso9660  defaults,ro,users,noexec,noauto  0  0
    /dev/cdrom1 /media/cdrom1  iso9660  defaults,ro,users,noexec,noauto  0  0
    /dev/dvd /media/dvd  iso9660  defaults,ro,users,noexec,noauto  0  0
    # Added by KNOPPIX
    /dev/hda1 none swap defaults 0 0
    And the output of those 3 commands:
    Code:
    ls /dev/hd*
    /dev/hda  /dev/hda1  /dev/hda2  /dev/hdc
    Code:
    ls /dev/sd*
    ls: /dev/sd*: No such file or directory
    Code:
    ls /dev/sr*
    ls: /dev/sr*: No such file or directory

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