[olug] SuSE 9.3 DVD issues
jachurchill at cox.net
Mon Aug 22 03:05:42 UTC 2005
When I run the mount command it does nothing. I've tried different mount
points in the fstab file and I've tried using the main device /dev/hdc
instead of the reference /dev/dvd. Nothing works. However, after running
the mount command, the device shows up in the mtab file mounted to /media/dvd
like it's supposed to. If I try umount, it says the device is busy. I'm not
brave enough to try to find a firmware update with Linux. I don't think it's
the kernel because when I put in certain DVDs it works fine and I am able to
manually mount and unmount them. The drive just will not read some DVDs that
The more I think about it, the more I think it's the drive itself.
On Sunday 21 August 2005 3:28 pm, Eric Lusk wrote:
> When you run the mount command does it tell you the
> device is busy, or does it say there's nothing to
> If it says there's no DVD in the drive, it's probably
> the dvd drive itself; you may want to find out who
> made the drive and see if there's a firmware update
> for it, if you're really brave.
> If it says the device is busy it could be a problem
> with the kernel, but still could also be the drive
> itself reporting back incorrectly.
> --- jachurchill at cox.net wrote:
> > This may be a hardware question more so than Linux
> > but here's my issue.
> > I have Dell Dimension running SuSE 9.3 (it has a DVD
> > ROM drive that came with
> > the PC). I also have a PC that I built from
> > scratch, also running SuSE 9.3
> > (that one has a Sony DVD/CD-RW drive).
> > My Dell is very picky about mounting DVDs. Some
> > work, some don't. I can't
> > manually mount them. At least the command doesn't
> > work. SuSE 9.3 doesn't
> > mount DVDs to the /media/dvd directory as indicated
> > in the fstab file, it
> > mounts them in a different folder in the /media
> > directory. So if I put in
> > Office Space, it mounts it to
> > /media/OFFICESPACE_4X3.
> > I have tried the DVDs that don't work in my Dell in
> > my other PC and they all
> > mount. The custom built computer is a server and my
> > Dell is my main PC. I'd
> > really rather not switch drives or PCs. Can anyone
> > think of any reason why
> > this may be happening?
> > The fstab files are the default in both installs and
> > the DVD drive line is as
> > follows for my Dell:
> > /dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs
> > 0 0
> > and as follows for my custom built PC:
> > /dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs
> > 0 0
> > No change other than the device reference.
> > Any and all ideas will be helpfull other than switch
> > driver or dell sucks
> > becuase I'm aware of both these options already.
> > Thanks.
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