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Hello, I'm trying to read my dvd's but everytime I try to mount it I get the error "the folder" /mnt/cdrom" does not excist. Shouldn't it be created automatically? What ...
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    Hello,

    I'm trying to read my dvd's but everytime I try to mount it I get the error "the folder" /mnt/cdrom" does not excist. Shouldn't it be created automatically? What am I doing wrong... I'm quite new to using Kde.

    Thanx in advance!

    Jamey

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    Does doing "mkdir /mnt/cdrom" as root in a terminal and then trying to acess a dvd as a normal user solve the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child
    Does doing "mkdir /mnt/cdrom" as root in a terminal and then trying to acess a dvd as a normal user solve the problem?
    Tried to do that in the root console but in which directrory should I create it?

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    When I went back to the root directory in the console it said that directory already excists. Would you know anything else that could help me?

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    execute these commands in terminal/konsole
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    less /etc/fstab
    ls /mnt
    post output here.





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    Tried it but nothing happened, this is the output the command gave on the Konsole:

    /dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
    none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
    /dev/hda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
    /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0
    0
    /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0
    0
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,noauto,exec
    0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0

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    in terminal, execute this
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    mount /dev/hdc
    check /mnt/cdrom. fstab has two entries for CDdrive. other is /dev/hdd mounted at /mnt/cdrom2. check which one you are using.




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    Uhm I'm pretty new with using Linux... I try to acces the dvd from the mount icon I created on my desktop, which brings up the error that the /mnt/cdrom dir does not excist.

    I entered the commands and this is what it brought up:
    [crypt@localhost crypt]$ mount /dev/hdc
    mount: /dev/hdc already mounted or /mnt/cdrom busy
    mount: according to mtab, /dev/hdc is already mounted on /mnt/cdrom
    [crypt@localhost crypt]$ mnt/cdrom
    bash: mnt/cdrom: is a directory
    [crypt@localhost crypt]$ /dev/hdd
    bash: /dev/hdd: Permission denied
    [crypt@localhost crypt]$

    lol I'm not entirely sure if this is what you meant me to do... There are 2 players attached to the system, a cd and a dvd. System does read both players when asked for the install discs to install more features.

    I'm sorry I'm a complete newbie to Linux...

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    Looks like /dev/hdc is already mounted and the contents should be shown in the /mnt/cdrom directory. Do you see anything when you look into /mnt/cdrom?

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    Hi - you say you're trying to read your dvds? Do you mean play them or look at the contents on the disk?

    To read the contents try opening Konqueror and typing /dev/hdc in the toolbar at the top ...
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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