Basic linux question (cdrom)

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    Basic linux question (cdrom)

    how do i mount a cdrom because i alrdy tried this
    mount /dev/cdrom/cdom
    But that doesnt seem to work
    (im using linux slackware 8.0)

    And yes i do have a cd-rom drive, and it is detected because i installed linux from that cd-rom and when linux boots he detects the cdrom so thats not the problem.
    ::edit::
    it gave me an error something about
    module or whatever not found in /etc/fstab or etc/mtab
    when i searched a lil further edited some thing in mtab or whatever it said when i tried to mount the cd-rom: Kernel doesnt support this

    But when i installed this linux evrything went fine and i installed it from a cd-rom so linux said... if you made it this far by using the kernel from your bootdisk then u should install this one.. and thats what i did.
    The only thing i didnt do during installation was installing lilo on the comp. It gave me an error #1 (dunno what that is but anyway)
    Any suggestions are welcome
    thx in advance
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    First of all:
    Code:
    mkdir /cdrom
    Now, let's mount the cd-rom:
    Code:
    mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /cdrom
    to unmount the cd-rom:
    Code:
    umount /cdrom
    But anyway check if you dont have /mnt/cdrom, if yes, just mount him.

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    im gonna try this out right now <<hope beep of comp starting up doesnt wakes my parents>>

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    LOL i said before that i had edited the mtab file in /etc/ ...
    well this was the first time i rebooted and now i looked in /cdrom and all my thing were in there that were on my cdrom

    so next time ill first reboot
    thx anyway Vber

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    Well it worked fine for one day....
    before i could mount the cdrom when i try to mount it now it says something like
    /dev/cdrom is not a block device
    every cdrom is a block device (although thats what i think)
    my
    etc/fstab file looks like this well the part concerning the cd-rom

    Code:
    /dev/cdrom       /cdrom        iso9660    noauto,ro      0      0
    any suggestions on how to change something so that linux doesnt sees the cdrom as a character device but as a block device??

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    try this...

    Code:
    none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdb,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
    Yeah, and it's 'none' the iocharset and other things you can change to suit your needs.

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    Mayb i overestimated my capacities by using slackware as my first linux system ever. Because now i have the cd-rom back up and i want to do this
    amp *.mp3 then it says unabale to open audio device/broken pipe but ill think i can manage this one in my own (hopefully)

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    Look, slackware isn't so easy really, but after you and slackware are good friends , you'll be able to use any linux, and you won't get problems, configuring or no matter what.

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    Yup can be BUT why do i have to stumble at strange things i mean almost evry soundcard is supported mine a soundblaster ct4170 is as well but i have to make sure that DMA is set to 1. Another i just read about this crad is that it could be possible that i have to change QIC-02 to QIC-117 .....so now ill look up what all those things mean

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