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Looking for help (naturally) on something that has not been a problem in Solaris or Slack... however this is my first step into RedHat. CD/DVD ROM is identified as in ...
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- 06-27-2013 #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2013
CD/DVD will not mount (RedHat 5.1)
CD/DVD ROM is identified as in /dev
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Apr 21 2010 cdrom -> scd0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Apr 21 2010 cdrom-sr0 -> scd0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Apr 21 2010 dvd -> scd0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Apr 21 2010 dvd-sr0 -> scd0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 5 2010 cdrom
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 5 2010 usbstick
I placed a DVD in the drive and ran:
[root_encrypt mnt]# mount -t iso9660 /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom
mount: block device /dev/scd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/scd0,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Without a DVD in the drive, it just fails miserable...
Am I just out to lunch on this? I'd still rate myself as *green* in the linux world, so any help would be much appreciated.
- 06-28-2013 #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
Silly question: does the directory /mnt/cdrom exist?
You can get rid of the "write protected" message by specifying read-only.
mount -o ro -t iso9660 /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom
- 06-29-2013 #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Actually, a CD/DVD should automount in RHEL 5.x. It may be in /cdrom or /dvdrom for the mount point. If it doesn't automount, then you can mount it to some mount point (empty directory that you created), such as /mnt/cdrom or /mnt/dvdrom. There are also options to set in /etc/fstab so that it will be automounted in a standard location of your preference. In any case, you should skip the -t iso9660 option to the mount command - otherwise the command seems ok, other than that the /dev entry (/dev/scd0) may be incorrect.. The mount command should detect the file system type automatically. As for having no dvd in the drive, how can you expect it to succeed?Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!