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I have a dvd-rom and read write CD in my Red Hat 8 box. When mounting mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom only the dvd-rom is mounted. How can I mount the rw drive in a directory like /mnt/cdrom1 ? Thanks Carlos...

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    Default mounting cdrom and dvd

    I have a dvd-rom and read write CD in my Red Hat 8 box.

    When mounting

    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

    only the dvd-rom is mounted.

    How can I mount the rw drive in a directory like /mnt/cdrom1 ?

    Thanks

    Carlos
    Carlos Guest

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    Default Re: mounting cdrom and dvd

    Hello

    Carlos (<garciasuarezya.com>) wrote:
    > I have a dvd-rom and read write CD in my Red Hat 8 box.
    >
    > When mounting
    >
    > mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
    >
    > only the dvd-rom is mounted.
    >
    > How can I mount the rw drive in a directory like /mnt/cdrom1 ?
    1. Make a directory in /mnt where you want to mount the device
    2. Find out the device file of your drive:
    IDE drives:
    Primary Master: /dev/hda
    Primary Slave: /dev/hdb
    Secondary Master: /dev/hdc
    Secondary Slave: /dev/hdd

    SCSI drives or IDE drives with IDE SCSI emulation:
    From /dev/scd0 on

    Do cat /proc/scsi/scsi or cdrecord -scanbus to check if your writer is
    setup with ide scsi emulation (very probably it is).

    Now mount the device:

    mount /dev/yourdevice /mnt/yourdir

    You can also make a symbolic link pointing to the real device file like
    /dev/cdrom is:

    cd /dev
    ln -s yourdevice cdrw

    and then mount it

    mount /dev/cdrw /mnt/yourdir

    Also, check your /etc/fstab, probably there is already an entry for your
    drive.

    bets regards
    Andreas Janssen


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    Andreas Janssen Guest

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    Default Re: mounting cdrom and dvd

    Carlos wrote:
    > I have a dvd-rom and read write CD in my Red Hat 8 box.
    >
    > When mounting
    >
    > mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
    >
    > only the dvd-rom is mounted.
    >
    > How can I mount the rw drive in a directory like /mnt/cdrom1 ?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Carlos
    You cannot treat a CD/DVD drive as a notmal read-write filesystem,
    because you can't re-write the blocks that describe the file system on
    the fly. You can *erase* the file system on the DVD and start over, and
    there seem to be some funky CD/DVD tools that extend the file system by
    tacking stuff on the end, but I've never found those to work very well.

    Nico Kadel-Garcia Guest

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