View Full Version : DVD drive won't mount - please help

11th June 2007, 01:19 PM
Hi all! Recently installed fedora 7 and already have a problem. I cannot mount any DVDs. I mean, I can manually from console as root. But, as user i cannot. Any mount attempts (including automount) give error dialog box with text:

cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab

Anyone know why? :(

13th June 2007, 11:15 PM
I've never seen that error before, so I am curious whether there is a file called /media/.hal-mtab on your system.
If a user cannot mount the drive from the command line, you could try putting an entry in /etc/fstab for the device. But as I understand FC7, this should not be necessary.

22nd June 2007, 12:05 AM
This seems to be a new development, but I can't read CDs/DVDs in my DVD drive either!

I'm using Fedora 7, and I'm pretty sure it worked once.

What should I add to my /etc/fstab to mount a DVD as a DVD burner (which it is?)


24th June 2007, 03:14 PM
Make sure ConsoleKit is installed and running.

As root:

yum install ConsoleKit
/sbin/service ConsoleKit start
/sbin/chkconfig ConsoleKit on

25th June 2007, 02:09 PM
I don't have an FC7 machine at hand now, but on RH Enterprise 4.0 the fstab line is:
/dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

Of course, you'd have to figure our which /dev applies to your machine and you would need to create the /media/cdrecorder directory.