Re: [SLUG] CDROM problems

From: Greg Schmidt (
Date: Sat Feb 02 2002 - 23:29:11 EST

I vaguely recall running into that and fixing it by editing /etc/fstab so
that the line describing the CD told the OS exactly what file system to
expect. iso9660?
If that doesn't help and Glen's idea about mounting /dev/hdc doesn't either,
maybe send us your fstab.

On Friday 01 February 2002 11:45 pm, you wrote:
> Does anyone know what the message means "/dev/cdrom is not a valid block
> device"? I get this when I try to mount the cdrom - even as root. I have
> a known good distro cd in the drive. I looked at fstab and it looks right.
> My cd drive appears to load normally at start-up on the hdc device and
> is a standard atapi cdrom. The cdrom drive works fine if I boot with a
> floppy to dos so the hardware appears to be good. Any ideas?
> Mark Saunders

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