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My system isn't loading(mounting) my cdrom at boot even though I have the following line in my /etc/fstab file:

/dev/cdrom  /cdrom  iso9660 noauto,ro

So... I tried the following line:

mount -r -t iso9660 /dev/hdb1 /cdrom

to which my system replied:

>>mount: fs type iso9660 not supported by kernel

What's the scoop and how can I change my kernel?  Thanks.
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Question by:skink
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ahoffmann earned 50 total points
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you have to recompile your kernel with iso9660 filesystem support, or, if you use a modularised kernel, load the appropriate driver (not shure about the name).

BTW, with your /etc/fstab, you may simply mount with
  mount /cdrom
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by:mtfingers
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This may not necessarily be true. I've had similar problems and
error messages even with iso9660 support built into the kernal
(not modularized). A few questions I have:
      1.) What partition is your linux kernel on?
      2.) Can you boot from the cdrom (by setup in bios?)
      3.) How many flavors of Linux are you running. (this seems to be my problem, I have 4 linuxes AND freebsd AND NT.)
      4.) Are you booting off a floppy or using LILO?
I can not get cdrom support going with floppy boots by default
for some strange reason. As this is not really a problem, I haven't checked out why, but I believe the kernel on the flop does not support iso9660, even though it looks to be the same
kernel that is on my hd.

      I hope your solution isn't quite so complicated, though.

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