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redhat wont mount hardware

Postby thefalcon » Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:27 pm

I have a P4 2.4, 128 memory,DVD burner sony DRU710,ASUS P4S533
mobo.I installed redhat 9 with no problems and was able to mount my
hardware.Recently it wont let me mount any hardware.Thid is the command I use. mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom.
It says, the cdrom is not a block device.I checked fstab in /etc
and all it shows all the hardware with the commands I need.
Please any help would be appreciated.
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RE: redhat wont mount hardware

Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:13 pm

have you had a look in /dev to see what your block device is ? I have :

mike@Kubuntu:/dev$ ls cd*
cdrom cdrom1 cdrw
mike@Kubuntu:/dev$ ls dv*
dvd dvdram dvdrw
mike@Kubuntu:/dev$

my /etc/fstab looks a little like this :

/dev/hdc /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0

notice that it is not mounting a block device such as /dev/cdrom but actually /dev/hdc

weird huh. I am using Kubuntu 'hoary hedgehog'

Mike :)
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RE: redhat wont mount hardware

Postby thefalcon » Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:02 pm

my /etc/fstab looks like yours
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RE: redhat wont mount hardware

Postby fingers99 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:46 am

You're not trying to mount an audio CD by any chance?
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Postby dandnsmith » Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:51 am

If you look a little deeper, you can see whether the devices are block or character:

do ls -l /dev/cdrom
and you'll probably find it's a link to /dev/hdc

do ls -l /dev/hdc
and youll see that the bit showing permissions starts with a b denoting block type - a charactre device starts with a c

'mount' messages are, in my experience, often misleading in that they don't really tell what's wrong - merely that something is, and it's then up to you to find what.
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Postby youlikeicecream » Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:11 pm

i agree with you dandnsmith, there are many error messages that are quite misleading.

falcon, are you using gnome or kde with redhat, and which version of redhat ?

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