Cannot mount my CDROM


I installed Mandrake 7.0. Works fine.
Except: I can't mount my CD.

I've looked through the information, but nothing seems to help.

This is my pc:
2 Drives on hda and hdb
1 CD (I both tried my HP Rewritable and an ordinary CD) on 2nd controler.

Now, I think it sees my drive as hdc (I'm pretty sure, I think it appeared in the boot)

But, I can't mount it.

I tried:
mount /dev/hdc -t iso9660 /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/hdc -t vfat /mnt/cdrom
(The /mnt/cdrom exists)

I already messed with the /etc/fstab file too, tried supermount ... no cure.

He keeps telling me: not the correct fs.

What's wrong and how can I fix it ??
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psimationConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There is a couple of other posibilities.
You CD, is it secondary slave (hdd) or secondary master (hdc), try mount /dev/hdd -t iso9660 /mnt/cdrom
Then also make sure that the /mnt/cdrom folder exists.
A further possibility is that ( because of your cd-writer) Mandrake has already done the hard work for you ( compiling the kernel for scsi emulation; the only way that you will get to write cd's with an IDE cd-writer is if the system sees it as a scsi device)
If so, all your cd-roms (writer included) will be scsi devices, and they should be /dev/scd0, /dev/scd1 etc.
so, try mount /dev/scd0 -t iso9660 /mnt/cdrom

You could also try to connect your cd-rom with your primary master disk, and then make your primary slave disk, your secondary master disk and see if linux still picks up the second hard drive. You can also just type dmesg at a prompt after boot and make sure that all ide devices are listed at boot time, if ( when you have all four drives connected) you don't see devices hda through hdd, then you know that the problem lies either with your IDE controller, or your jumpers on the cd-roms are not correct.
good luck

The filesystem on a cd will be iso9660, not vfat, so your second try would not have worked.

However, your first try should have.  Try another cdrom...  perhaps the disk is corrupt?

vindevogelAuthor Commented:
I've done that already.

First, I tried the CD that was in the tray.  That was the CD from which I had just installed the system, so not really corrupt ;-)

I've already tried different CDs, including music cds, no go ....

I think Mandrake has problems with seeing my CD as a HD (or visa versa)
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login : root ? ( rights problem )
Verify fstab file (fstab - static information about the filesystems

Where ? : perhaps : /etc/fstab (?)
To find fstab file you can use command "find".
help about this command : man find

vindevogelAuthor Commented:
login = root
fstab: /etc/fstab
you will not be able to mount audio cds.  For some reason, there is no/and will not be an audio filesystem for Linux.
vindevogelAuthor Commented:
Okay, but I should be able to mount the other ones.

I just put it in as a (kind of) test.
vindevogelAuthor Commented:
psimation : this could be: I used my CDWriter to do the setup.

Try browsing through the system log file for any hints on what devices are your cdrom is attached to. /dev/hd?

if you have 2 HD on the primary controller, then you cd drive most likely will take /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd.

try mounting /dev/hdc /mnt -t iso9660 or /dev/hdd /mnt -t iso9660

or how about browsing cdrom via file manager (in kde).

good luck
psimaton is almost certainly correct.  It'll be using SCSI emulation on the ide bus for the cdrom.

So, as psimaton suggested, try the mount /dev/scd0 ..... command.
vindevogelAuthor Commented:
samri : pls, read what I already tried.

psimation, paul: I will try this this evening.  If I can get on the net, I'll post another comment, otherwise, I'll post it tomorrow (during working hours).
TIA guys (girls)
vindevogelAuthor Commented:

Your suggestion to check if Mandrake had compiled my kernel with SCSI was right.  He did.

Now I can appreciate his work, but not after the first boot.

My CD works fine now, tnx.
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