CD-ROM and Modem

Ok, this is a double part question,
1) How do i setup my cdrom?  When i boot up linux it says something like invalid cd-rom format.
2)I have a USR 36.6 winmodem on com4.  A friend of mine had a 28.8 winmodem installed in linux, on Com1.  I cannot get my modem to work.  I go into minicom and it just sits there, and the only thing i can do is ctrl+alt+delete.  My mouse is on com1 and should not conflict, right?
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stewart112197Commented:
umm I highly doubt that your friend got a winmodem working in linux as linux has no support for winmodems since they are primarily software driven and not hardware.  There currently is to my knowledge no program available to do this or at least it doesn't come with the normal distributions.  And yes your modem will conflict with your mouse if you use them both on com1 which would explain your crash.

  As for the cdrom drive check what you have in your /etc/fstab file for it's entry and also which ide drive it is.  Is it /dev/hdb? /dev/hdc? /dev/hdd? Check those and that's where your problem may be also check to make sure the file system it's telling it to use is iso9660.
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stewart112197Commented:
Hey you know people can't help if you don't say what's wrong with an answer or post any more information about the problem when they ask you to check something.
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kesonlineCommented:
Modem: WinModems need special drivers for them to work. Sorry, but you won't get anywhere. Go out and buy yourself a "real" modem.

Cd-Rom: Check my comment.
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kesonlineCommented:
What kind of CD-ROM Drive do you have? If it's an IDE drive, it should just be /hdx, where x is its ide.
Controller 1, Drive 1 (usually c: in dos): /hda
           1,       2                    : /hdb
           2,       1                    : /hdc

etc, etc, etc. Usually a CD-ROM drive in an IDE system is on /hdc. You get this message during booting?
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