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I can't mount my cdrom and I'm get 'lost interupt' error message
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I have seen this type of problem in certain makes of cdrom drives.  The problem will go away temporarly if you boot the system in dos with cdrom drivers and then access the drive.  You then can reboot and access  the drive from Linux.  I have seen this with a BCD 40x max cdrom drive.  After the Linux reboot you should be able to issue the command

mount /dev/cdrom

or the more proper command

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

If this doesn't work examine the /var/log/dmesg file and find out how the OS sees the cdrom /dev/hdba or whatever.

If this initially solves the problem but the problem returns it might be best to replace this brand CD rom drive.  Hope this helps
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by:Barn_Owl
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Some drives are shipped crippled to only work right in certain postion. You might want to try plugging the drive in as a slave or on the other ide controller
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by:Mandrake60
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I installed Linux with my cdrom and when it boots up it finds my cdrom and them couple lines down it gives me 'lost interrupt'
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by:duckett
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This is exacly the same problem I have seen with the BCD 40x max cdrom under redhat 6.0.  Thus far we havn't had the problem in redhat 6.1.  The problem may still exist because we have been runing 6.1 for just a day or two!  The previous answer I posted should still apply.
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by:Mandrake60
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Can you just download a upgrade from 6.0 to 6.1 and if so where do I have to go.  If that doesn't work then I'll upgrade my cd-rom and do you sugguest a good cdrom to get.
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by:duckett
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I would recomend metalab.unc.edu but I do not see 6.1 on the site as of yet.  As far as a cdrom brand ACER / Yamaha / etc.  Just about any know name brand should do.  I have a Yamaha cd writer a HP cd writer and three ACER cd roms and all work GREAT!!
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