It was an fstab line error. I had to change (roughly, it's at home)
/mnt/cdrom /mnt/cdrom fs=iso9660, ......
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 , ....
>Rebuild the kernel with floppy/iso9960 support built in. The easiest
>way ( as you're running a graphical interface ) is...
>make xconfig ( select the extra options )
>( you may want to save the running kernel as a backup, and edit
>/etc/lilo.conf / run lilo in case of difficulties ).
>>Mandrake sent me an Update CD and I ran it. I had to fiddle with some files
>>because KDE was giving me 'permission denied' when I tried to go to the
>>CDROM. I fixed that permission error but now I cannot mount the cdrom.
>>fs fs=iso9660 not supported by kernel
>>error appears. Same for the floppy. I checked the file 'filesystems' and it
>>lists the proper devices.
>>Anyone got any ideas?
>> thanks Don