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[vox-tech] rusty newbie CD mounting woes



Having extreme difficulty with really basic task here.  Would probably
help if I hadn't built this computer for myself so that I could be sure
that various drives are attached in the standard places.  Hoping you guys
can help without getting after me too much for asking stupid questions.  I
have tried google, but am only meeting with frustration.

All I want to do is get a CD to mount.  My CD drive is a Plexwriter
40/12/40A.  I'm reasonably certain that I've never mounted a CD on this
computer before, since there was no /mnt/cdrom or other CD oriented
directory when I got started this morning.

Here's what I've tried doing with the loving aid of various online HOWTOs:

[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t iso9660 -r /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrw
mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist
[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
Password:
mount: mount point /mnt/cdrom does not exist
[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom
[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist
[thorn@localhost thorn]$ ls -l /dev/cdrom
ls: /dev/cdrom: No such file or directory
[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/hda /mnt/cdrw
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrw
mount: /dev/hdc: unknown device
[thorn@localhost thorn]$ sudo mount -t auto /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrw
mount: /dev/hdd: unknown device

Pretty sure I'm either missing something obvious or completely forgetting
the main thing I need to do.  I know it would help a lot if I actually
knew the name of the device I'm trying to use.  Please don't be too hard
on me.

Thanks,
Alex

"Tru5t m3" --Boo, from megatokyo.com


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