[Nelug] Problem mounting removable media in Redhat 7.1

Peter Wolfendale coyote at polbox.com
Sat Nov 23 19:55:02 UTC 2002

Several things that you should do:-

Make sure that the mount points actually exist, just by going to the 
/mnt/ directory and making sure they are there. If they are not there 
use the mkdir command to make them.

The other thing I would advise is that if the directories are there to 
check your /etc/fstab fiel to make sure that all of the options are set 
right. Your cdrom entry should look something like this:

/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660 
noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

If there are no entries in /etc/fstab for your device then that would 
again explain the problem, they could also be wrong. If this does not 
work I'm not sure what is wrong, that's just a first guess.

>I'm having a problem with a computer with Redhat 7.1 installed upon it.
>I needed to reinstall Redhat since there occurred an error with the
>Linux partition (EXT2). Ever since it was reinstalled I haven't been
>able to access CDs or floppy disks in their drives. When I try to mount
>a floppy or CD (either in the CD-ROM or CD-RW) I get the following
>Could not mount device
>The reported error was:
>Mount: mount point /mnt/floppy (or CD or CD1)
>Does not exist
>If I go into Linuxconfig and try to mount them I get:
>Executing /bin/mount -t auto -o exec,nodev, nosuid,rw /dev/fd0 (or
>whatever it is for the CD drives)
>*mount: mount point /mnt/floppy does not exist
>*return 32
>However, I can format a floppy (without then being able to access it)
>and get the audio CD player to "play" the CD (although there is no
>output) - it reads each track and seemingly goes through each track.
>Any suggestions to a solution would be greatly appreciated.
>Many thanks
>Gary Park
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