Re: Debian cannot find the CD
Barry Cugley wrote:
Debian cannot find the CD drive (though Windows 98 can) so I have used
the vi editor to change the file system table. Unfortunately, the CD
is still not being found by Debian.
I have changed the line in /etc/fstab
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 defaults,noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 defaults,noauto,users 0 0
After restarting the computer, putting a cd in its drive and double
clicking on the cd icon, I get the message:
"mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist"
/dev/cdrom is usually just a symlink to the actual device, in many cases
Try "mount /dev/hdc /cdrom" as a test; if that works, then you can make
the symlink like this:
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom
so your /etc/fstab will pick up on it in the future. If it doesn't work,
either try the other two likely possibilities (assuming normal IDE setup
and assuming /dev/hda is your hard drive) of /dev/hdb and /dev/hdd.