SOLVED: Debian cannot find the CD
The problem described at the bottom of the page and posted to this mail list
about a week ago, was solved in the following way.
#dmesg | grep CD
reported that the CD was at /dev/hdb
I did try:
#ls -l /dev/cdrom
and recieved a message saying there was no such device.
Then from su (or root) the command:
#ln -s /dev/hdb /dev/cdrom
enabled the CD to work fine!
Many thanks to those who contributed to solving my problem.
----- Original Message -----
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"
If anyone can see what I might be doing wrong then please let me know.