Re: DVD Drive will not open / Redhat 8 on a i8K
- Hi Justin,
Your DVD drive was probably automounted by Redhat (does it have a disc
in it?). Go ahead and open up a console and do "su" to switch to
root. Try the "mount" command and see if the DVD drive is listed,
probably as /dev/cdrom:
You might see a line like this in the output:
/dev/cdrom on /mnt/cdrom type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev)
That means your CD is mounted; you can then do "umount /mnt/cdrom"
(insert right device here) to unmount it. You can use the GUI tool
kdf (KDiskFree) to do the same thing.
You'll probably have to find out which partition Windows is on and
edit fstab to be able to mount your Windows partition. The
appropriate line from my fstab looks like this:
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win vfat auto,owner 0 0
Make sure you create a directory as a mount point for the partition,
Alternatively, you can mount it using:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/win
If you don't know where your Windows partition is, you can do
(You only have the one hard disk, right?)
Then go to option "p" to print the list of partitions on the drive.
The Windows partition will have "Win95 FAT32" or something similar.
Don't try to mount an extended (Ext'd). Extended partitions are just
holders for other partitions and cannot be mounted.
Get more info on file systems here:
For a general intro to GNU/Linux, look here:
--- In email@example.com, "justinea14
<justinea14@y...>" <justinea14@y...> wrote:
> I am relatively new to Linux. I have installed Redhat 8 on my i8K.
> I am dual booting with WinME. When I am in Linux, I cannot open the
> DVD drive. Neither the button on the drive or the keyboard eject
> button work. Also, I used to have Mandrake 9.0 installed and didn't
> have any problems. Another thing, I cannot see the Windows folder
> under /mnt, whih I could under Mandrake. Is there settings under
> root to not allow access to these drives?
> Any help would be appreciated.