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Ajster
19th January 2008, 03:53 PM
I know that my dvd/cd drive works because i installed fedora 8 with it, but when i put a disk in it won't load. With cds it says nothing, and does nothing. With DVDs is says unable to mount device, there may not be media in it. I know that there is media in it, because i just put a dvd in.

It shows up on computer, but will not mount. It won't mount whether as normal user or root.

I tried mounting it in terminal, but it says there is no line in /etc/fstab or in /etc/mtab

Any help would be greatly apperciated.

If you need any other information then just say.

sidebrnz
20th January 2008, 01:32 AM
What command are you using to mount the CD/DVD?

venumus
4th March 2008, 08:22 AM
im having the same problem if anyone can help....

sidebrnz
4th March 2008, 08:43 AM
Right now my crystal ball is in the shop, so I can't figure out what's wrong, venumus, just from what you've said. We'll need some details, such as how you're trying to mount the drive from the command line and what error messages it gives.

venumus
4th March 2008, 09:06 AM
im new to this whole game so can you give me a few to try out and ill throw back the out put?

loodpool
4th March 2008, 12:56 PM
give your /etc/fstab

venumus
4th March 2008, 08:50 PM
cat /etc/fstab
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
[venumus@exactor ~]$

loodpool
5th March 2008, 01:10 PM
your dvd drive is not listed in your fstab
try to add a line in it like :

/dev/hdXY /mnt/dvdrw udf,iso9660 user,noauto,rw 0 0

where X is the letter of your dvd drive and Y a number (almost 0) and replace /mnt/dvdrw with a valid mount directory.

can you put the result of your : dmesg
???

venumus
5th March 2008, 06:12 PM
sorry to be slow. but what do i use to add that line? mkdir?

loodpool
5th March 2008, 06:29 PM
with a text editor like vi or emacs or wathever you have

venumus
5th March 2008, 08:02 PM
kk
im using gedit to edit the file. but im not sure what number or letter my drive is.

venumus
5th March 2008, 08:19 PM
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/dvdrw udf, iso9660 user,noauto,rw 0 0


something like that?

loodpool
6th March 2008, 10:20 AM
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/dvdrw udf, iso9660 user,noauto,rw 0 0


something like that?
Yes.
It supposes that /dev/hda1 is your dvd drive and to be mounted in /mnt/dvdrw.
to mount a drive type
mount /mnt/dvdrw

to unmount type
umount /mnt/dvdrw

sidebrnz
6th March 2008, 07:50 PM
One thing, though: the mountpoint must exist before you can mount it. if it doesn't, use the following to create it:

su
(root password)
mkdir /mnt/dvdrw
exit

Also, Fedora "likes" to put things like that under /media, so you might want to use /media/dvdrw instead. Your choice, as either will work just fine.