> I'm in trouble again. My cdrom on RH6.0 used to mount using command-line
> or linuxconf.
> Now suddenly its stopped working - when I try to mount using "mount
> /mnt/cdrom" I
> get rebuffed with :
> #mount /mnt/cdrom
> mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/cdrom as a block device
> (maybe 'insmod driver'? )
> # insmod iso9660
> insmod: iso9660: no module by that name found.
> Linuxconf tells me its mounted successfully but obviously is failing in the
> It is unfortunate for me that Linux is giving me these problems as I am only
> a beginner
> really. sigh!
> thanks for expert advice...
The name of the iso9660 filesystem module is "isofs.o", so try doing an
"insmod isofs" and see if the module gets loaded (cat /proc/modules or
/sbin/lsmod). If it does, then try to mount the cd. If the cd will not mount
even when the driver is loaded, the symlink from /dev/cdrom to /dev/XXXX
might need to be adjusted, based on the actual device file associated with
the cd device on your system (not likely, though). If you are using a stock
kernel supplied with redhat 6.0, check to see that isofs module exists; it
lives in /lib/modules/KERNEL_VERSION/fs. Also, check to see that
/etc/fstab is not somehow corrupted. The line for your cd should read
# <fs> <mountpoint> <type> <opts> <dump/pass>
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0
Failing all that, it never hurts to reseat the IDE cables every so often. You
can check to see if the kernel actually saw the device at boot time with:
dmesg | less
....just scroll untill you find the section where the kernel probes the IDE
and look for your cd device, something like:
hda: Maxtor 90845D4, ATA DISK drive
hdb: Maxtor 84320D4, ATA DISK drive
hdc: Memorex CR-622 ATAPI IDE CD-R, ATAPI CDROM drive
hdd: FX140S, ATAPI CDROM drive
Hope this helps.