> I am running slackware Linux w/kernel 1.2.x on a Pentium/133 and have
> tried to mount my 8X-mitsumi (FX800) cd-rom drive.
> However, when I try this I get an error message stating this file format
> is unsupported, and to consult /proc/filesystems.
> I looked in /proc/filesystems and, yes, iso9660 is listed as well as
> ext2, etc.
> Any Ideas?
> FAYI (For all your information)
> I am new to Linux but am very well aquainted with how does DOS works
> P.S I have been lead to believe the driver mcdx as well as idecd will
> work for this drive... Is this true?
> I plan on upgrading the kernel to 2.0.x just as soon as I learn how...
> ALL information appreciated.
i have the identical cdrom and it worked perfectly with slackware 96 and
redhat4.1 in two different machines. here's what you need to do:
first-if the cdrom is on the first ide cable with your hard drive it
should be /dev/hdb. if it is on the second ide slot by itself and
strapped as a master it will be /dev/hdc. placing it on the second ide
is a good idea as it will allow you to put a second hard drive in
without a lot of reconfiguring.
second-once you have figured out what it is called-try $dmesg | more
to see go to the file /etc/fstab.
there should be a line there for it that looks like this if it's on the
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto 0 0
if it isn't in there put it in there and make sure you create a folder
/mnt/cdrom so you have a mount point. to get XPlayCD to work you have to
link /dev/hdc to /dev/cdrom by $ln /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom so the machine
knows that they are one and the same because some programs call them
whatever they like-just like the modem link.
third-to look in the contents of a CD you have to input:
$mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
then you can see what's in there by $cd /mnt/cdrom and $ls -la | more
and all you have to do then is navigate the file structure of the
disc and you're set. remember, the generic kernel supports the iso9660
file system but you can*up and forget to add support for it if
you reconfigure your kernel so be careful.
as an aside-the proper boot disc for ide/atapi cdroms is bare.i in