Cd-Rom recognized but won't mount

Cd-Rom recognized but won't mount

Post by mk.. » Fri, 29 Sep 1995 04:00:00

I recently added a second device, a hard drive, to my scsi aha-1520a adapter which
had previously had only one device, a NEC cd-rom drive.
Now my cdrom, which is recognized at bootup and which used to work well won't
mount. That is, when I enter "mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /cdrom", I get the message
"mount point /cdrom does not exist", although it does. It doesn't matter if
I create another directory and try to mount to that, nor does it help to try to
use /dev/sr1.
Can anyone tell me what's going on? Clearly the kernel recognizes the cd-rom.
Is it a device problem? How to fix it?

Cd-Rom recognized but won't mount

Post by Andries Brouw » Fri, 29 Sep 1995 04:00:00

: That is, when I enter "mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /cdrom", I get the message
: "mount point /cdrom does not exist", although it does.

Check that /cdrom is not a symbolic link to nowhere.
Check your major and minor device numbers.
for a mount with correct error messages.


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