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How can I define the 'mount' ?
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   why that sometimes I can't mount my cdrom so that I can access to my cdrom ?
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by:psimation
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mount --help
man mount
the usage is typically:
mount /dev/hdc -t iso9660 /mnt/cdrom

if your cdrom is secondary master.
Primary master = hda, primary slave = hdb
Secondary master = hdc, Secondary slave = hdd
Remember, when mounting hard drives, you must also add the number of the partition, eg. /dev/hda5 -t vfat /mnt/winfiles

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Look up in your /etc/fstab file to make sure that non root users have permission to mount removable devices like CDs and floppy disks. (for the ocassional problem)
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/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660 noauto,user,ro  0 0
in your /etc/fstab. The user option is to allow non-root user to mount your CD at /mnt/cdrom.
If you do things as root, you have almost all the permissions. If you act as ordinary user, you have a lot less rights to access
system resources, be that CDROM, modem, file systems, etc.
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/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660 noauto,user,ro  0 0
in your /etc/fstab. The user option is to allow non-root user to mount your CD at /mnt/cdrom.
If you do things as root, you have almost all the permissions. If you act as ordinary user, you have a lot less rights to access
system resources, be that CDROM, modem, file systems, etc.
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AbbasAhmed earned 15 total points
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Take a look at your /proc/filesystems file using
cat /proc/filesystems
to check whether your kernel supports the iso9660 filesystem which comes on CD-ROMs. If so, try using
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
here "-t iso9660" option is optional.

But if you want to specify your CD-ROM drive as:

/dev/hdb      Primary IDE Slave or
/dev/hdc      Secondary IDE Master or
/dev/hdd      Seconday IDE Slave instead of /dev/cdrom you should know  that your CD-ROM drive is which one of these.
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