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RE: Trouble mounting a CD Rom Drive


Yes my mistake Randy it is a CD RW drive.  Sorry, too tired.

So a blank CD-R or -RW can't be mounted?  That would explain a lot.

Thanks for the URL!  Is cdrecord the standard rpm that comes with the RH 8
I was reading man cdrecord, know of any good sites on that one?

Thnks for any info.

>Was having trouble today mounting a CD rom drive in a RH 8 2.4 box today.
>put in a blank CD-R and tried several commands such as ‘mount /dev/cdrom’
>mount /mnt/cdrom and either got cdrom not found errors or can’t find media
Is this a CD-ROM or a CD-R/RW? Assuming it's a CD-R/RW, the correct
mount command would be something like:

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

but, since this is a blank CD-R, then you really don't want to mount it,
and you certainly don't want to format it. If you want to burn data to
it, then 'man cdrecord' or try the xcdroast gui.

>Can anyone give me any suggestions or idea as to what I did wrong?  I was
>trying to format a new blank disk and then write to it.  I rarely use it so
>cd roms in a linux box is fairly new to me.  I was also reading my RH 8
>Linux server book by Kabir and it is very thin on CD rom mounting and
You can format or erase a CDRW, but not a CD-R. Once a CD-R is written
and the session is closed, you cannot write to it again. A quick google
search found this page which looks good:


>Should I have used an mt or mnt command instead?

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