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25th July 2008, 03:41 AM
For some reason or another all of my physical drives and partitions (including the Windows partitions) are mounted within Fedora 8. My Sony DVD burner however is not. I found this link (http://sysdigg.blogspot.com/2008/01/mount-cdrom-in-linux-for-dell-poweredge.html) and as root I performed the following command

dmesg |grep DVD
and got

ata1.01: ATAPI: SONY DVD RW DRU-800A, KY01, max UDMA/66
scsi 0:0:1:0: CD-ROM SONY DVD RW DRU-800A KY01 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
So, it's there, it's just not mounted. It does not appear in the fstab file:

LABEL=/ / ext2 defaults 1 1
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
LABEL=SWAP-sdc9 swap swap defaults 0 0
I followed the instructions up to the point when it told me to enter

ls -ltr |grep cdrom
However, nothing was echoed back to me.

What am I doing wrong, and how do I fix this?

Thank you!

25th July 2008, 03:46 AM
Is there a disk in the drive? CDs/DVDs automount when a disk is inserted. There is no entry in fstab any more.


25th July 2008, 03:52 AM
Do this instead - the instruction should have told you to cd /dev or something.

ls -l /dev/*cd*

25th July 2008, 04:07 AM
Alright, here is the print out for the devices that came up from the command you gave me

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2008-07-24 19:56 /dev/cdrom -> sr0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2008-07-24 19:56 /dev/cdrw -> sr0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2008-07-24 19:56 /dev/scd0 -> sr0
Then the following was entered

mkdir cdrom
mount /dev/sr0 /cdrom
df -h /cdrom
And thankfully I got the following print out

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sr0 3.2G 3.2G 0 100% /cdrom

Thank you for the correction to that instruction. Now, to figure out how to get the drive recognized by Nero.

25th July 2008, 04:21 AM
Eh, never mind. I just opened the files to in the default CD/DVD creator

> left click
> open with "CD/DVD Creator"

for those of you who were wondering. :)

25th July 2008, 04:24 AM
I use the built-in CD/DVD tools also, but I also have Brasero:

yum install brasero