Re: Can't mount CD-ROM(s)
From: Stephan Wonczak (wonczak_at_Uni-Koeln.DE)
Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 10:29:44 +0200
Todd Hobdey wrote:
> I've got three RH AS 2.1 servers, running on two different model of Dell
> PowerEdge servers (inherited - I recently started with this company) with
> kernel 2.4.9-e.24.
You may want to upgrade that kernel; it contains a serious bug in
ext3-code, which bit us several times. Current is e40, by the way.
> On all three of them I've tried mounting two different
> CDs - APC PowerChute and TapeWare. All three of them give the message:
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/cdrom,
> or too many mounted file systems
> (could this be the IDE device where you in fact use
> ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed?)
> I'm new to Linux, so bear with me. I'll use info from the one system in
> particular I'm trying to work with right now. fstab has an entry of:
> /dev/cdrom /mnnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
> ls -l /dev/cdrom returns:
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Jul 21 2003 /dev/cdrom ->
> /proc/ide/hde/model properly shows this as a GCR-8481B cd-rom drive. df
> only returns 8 entries, so I highly doubt there's "too many mounted file
> systems". /mnt/cdrom exists.
> I know both CDs are good because they mount right up using Fedora Core 1
> running in a Microsoft Virtual PC session on my PC. fstab in FC1 lists
> "udf,iso9660" so I thought I'd try "mount -t udf /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom"; no
> I'm getting VERY frustrated as I REALLY need to get this software installed.
> Any thoughts?
Yep, I have found that mount is picky about mounting CDs without the
'ro'-Option, which you have done in your command. You can try either of
these two variants, both should work:
(this uses the line in /etc/fstab)
mount -t udf /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom -o ro
(telling explicitly to mount read-only, which of course is only sensible
for a CD... :-) )
-- C U, Stephan "I haven't lost my mind; I know exactly where I left it." "The meaning of my life is to make me crazy"