fstab and directcd

From: Gordon Holtslander <linux_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Fri Sep 05 2003 - 13:43:02 CST


Its working, thanks for eveyone's help.

The problem was that I hd set up scsi emulation (after the initial setup) for
the cd-roms (cd-rom and usb burner) to better support burning and copying and
had not changed fstab to reflect this. In order to mount the cdrom I had to
chang the device entry from /dev/cdrom to dev/sr0

The system gave me a polite hint, when I entered:

I had tried mount -t ufs /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

It responded that the cdrom was set up for scsi emulation and I should try
refering to it as /dev/sr0

Changed the entry in fstab and it works fine :)


On September 5, 2003 8:51 am, Steven Kurylo wrote:
> >>How do you set up fstab to support multiple files systems for a single
> >>device and can they be detected automatically when mounted. Do I have
> >>to get our tech to learn the subtleties of mount ?
> >>I want the machine to be able to read generic cd-roms as well - and it
> >>wouldn't hurt to have it read what ever format Macs like to write cds
> >> with.
> >
> >I've never tried this. You could always set up a different mount point
> >for each fs type.
> Will "auto" not work? My fstab has
> /dev/cdrom /cdrom auto ro,user,noauto 0 0
> and it mounts regular CDs just fine; I don't have any other cdrom types
> to try. Otherwise I'd write a wrapper around mount to cycle through the
> different fs types when it tries to mount the cdrom.

Gordon J. Holtslander	/	Department of Biology
holtslander@sask.usask.ca /	University of Saskatchewan
Tel 306 966-4433	/	112 Science Place
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Received on Fri Sep 5 13:43:02 2003

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