[TAG] CDROM not seen by RH9
thomas_adam16 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 12 00:42:26 MSK 2004
--- Joseph Lalingo <ah300 at torfree.net> wrote:
> I installed RedHat Linux 9 via the cd-rw, successfully, but the cdrom
> was not seen. I know the cdrom is still connected internally as I
> haven't interfered with the system's insides (which came with a a cdrom
> and cd-rw) internally. The cd-rw is understood to be the cdrom and there
> is now NO /mnt/cdrom1 but there IS a /mnt/cdrom.
> The cdrom door does not open, yet the light of the cdrom is on.
"The lights are on but there's no one home". /mnt/cdrom is the mount-point
location of your cdrom drive. It is arbitrary and you can use anything you
like. These are defined (or should be) in /etc/fstab.
If you look in that file, you should have a line similar to:
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
Here, /dev/cdrom is in turn a symlink that points to my main cdrom device:
/dev/hdd. This then gets mounted to /cdrom, when I issue the command:
I suspect your troubles come from you missing an entry in /etc/fstab. If
you wanted to mount the second drive as /mnt/cdrom1, then look at the
existing line in the /etc/fstab file, and modify it to reflect the new
The device name (/dev/xxx) can be got from viewing:
dmesg | less
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