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Re: cd drive mounting



Steve Fink wrote:
On Sat, 2004-12-25 at 08:41 -0600, akonstam trinity edu wrote:

On Fri, Dec 24, 2004 at 06:49:48PM -0700, Steve Fink wrote:

On Fri, 2004-12-24 at 16:58 -0500, Mark Weaver wrote:

maybe I'm asking the question incorrectly. it just seems strange to me that there must be thousands of folks running FC3 without any trouble getting their CD drive to auto mount as normal users.

is this a true statement?

what is it within the system that is "supposed" to enable this functionality?

--
Mark

"If you have found a very wise man, then you've found
a man that at one time was an idiot and lived long enough
to learn from his own stupidity."


Mark,


This is a possible answer...

From what little I understand about HAL, HAL does not scan optical
drives attached to the same bus as a hard drive.  So if your CD-ROM is
slave to a hard drive, HAL will not scan the media state and therefore
it will not auto mount.  Check to see if your CD-ROM is slaved to a hard
drive and if so change it to another IDE bus, see what happens.

Best,

Steve

I have two CD drives mounted on a separate device controller and neither of them automount. --

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Mark & Aaron,

Do you also have automount turned on?

As your user, not root, check...
Preferences --> Removable Storage, check the box that says mount
removable media when inserted.

Best,

Steve

hi Steve,


I doubled checked the removable storage interface and all is as it should be. I looked to make sure just where the CD drive is connected on the motherboard and it is on IDE1 whereas both hard drives are on IDE0. I've got the services utility open, autofs is running and the status thusly:

Configured Mount Points:
------------------------

Active Mount Points:
--------------------

Might there be some configuration that needs to be done that might have supposed to have been done during installation that didn't happen for some reason. So far as i've seen from another on this list my fstab appears to contain exactly the same thing as his. At present the only way I can mount and use the CD drive for reading data cd's is if I become root and manually mount the device.

--
Mark

"If you have found a very wise man, then you've found
a man that at one time was an idiot and lived long enough
to learn from his own stupidity."


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