I'm trying to get back into Linux after a few years off.
I have tried booting from a Live CD using Flash Linux and Damn Small Linux.
Flash Linux reports unable to mount CDROM and then provides a command line - I assume I have the kernel, a shell and little else at this point? Can I mount the CD and continue?
DSL seems to do something similar but freezes with a blank screen. I have the option of entering parameters prior to booting with DSL (but not with Flash) I have tried the parameter which copies the CD to RAM and then boots without success.
I plan on installing Debian to my HD in the near future but felt like playing around with Live CDs prior to this in order to get reacquainted.
I have googled this issue and it seems there are other noobs out there with the same model of PC (HP DV6) who are having similar problems but I could not find a solution.
As an aside - this is the kind of issue that IMO, still prevents Linux from becoming a mainstream OS.
I am trying to add my natty Live Cd as a repository, by issuing apt-cdrom add, but even autodetecting the mount point fails. Code: apt-cdrom --auto-detect add How do I determine the mount point for the cdrom in order to tell apt-cdrom where to look?
Output: Code: Using CD-ROM mount point /media/apt/ Identifying.. E: Unable to stat the mount point /media/Ubuntu-4011.04-40amd64/ - stat (2: No such file or directory) E: Unable to stat the mount point /media/apt/ - stat (2: No such file or directory) W: Failed to mount '/dev/sr0' to '/media/apt/' E: Unable to change to /media/apt/ - chdir (2: No such file or directory) E: Unable to stat the mount point /media/Ubuntu-4011.04-40amd64/ - stat (2: No such file or directory)
I am running Karmic x64 on a HP laptop that has a cd/dvd burner. I have a r/w cd with files on it and I wish to add/remove files to it. After it mounts automatically on insertion, I unmount it and remount with: sudo mount /dev/sr0 -t iso9660 -w /media/cdrom (I tried assorted other hare-brained things also) but it always says that the filesystem is read only. Do I need to use a different device than sr0? Is it even possible under Ubuntu?
My cdrom was sort of working, but the tray was physically damaged. The usb was working without a problem.
After replacing the the cdrom drive with a similar model known to work well I could not get it to mount. I then tried to move important files to usb to try a fresh install. The usb stick flickered when I put it in, but it didn't mount. Same behaviour as the cdrom, the light goes on when I turn on the computer, but once I'm logged in I can't access the cdrom.
I have tried multiple variations of playing with fstab and trying to mount things in terminal to no avail. I just can't get Ubuntu to recognize the usb or cdrom even though their lights go on when I first try to use them.
I have a problem to mount my cdrom as a regular user. After inserting a cd, I receive this error message:"Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:mount: must be superuser to use mount" After mounting the cdrom as superuser with "sudo mount /media/cdrom".I can access the cd also as regular user. This behavior is inconvenient and I would like to be able to mount the cdrom as user.Honestly, I do not have the experience to tell if this should be fine or not. Do you have any advice for me to fix this problem? I am running Ubuntu 9.10 with a 2.6.32-02063209-generic kernel.
I have recently installed Xbuntu on my old laptop (An IBM iSeries 2621) - yes its an old piece of kit with a USB 1.0 port, a cd-drive and an internal floppy.My problem is that even though removable media are set to auto-mount in the settings; when I put a floppy disk in, or a CD-ROM, they do not auto-mount so I cant access the disks (the laptop does not have wireless (or even an rj45 port!! - it only has an internal 56k modem) - hence why I REALLY need to get the CD-ROM working and recognised by Xbuntu as I have burned some packages that id like to install to CD-ROM. (a working floppy would definately be a bonus as id like to save my documents there)
I can see, that openSUSE mounts cdroms (at /media) according to cd label (eg. /media/data_dvd_x). My problem is, that several applications (eg. a cd cataloguer) expecting to find the cd at /media/cdrom0, or something similar. Is it possible to fix it? (Tell openSUSE to mount cds at a single point)?
I had to change the mounting properties of my disk partitions so i tinkered with the fstab file.. Now I am unable to mount the cdrom as a normal user..To mount the cdrom I had to login as root in terminal and use the following command:
Code: mount /mnt/cdrom The cdrom entry in my fstab file reads:
I have had a dual boot on my system since first trying Ubuntu a few months ago.I had a few problems when i upgraded to 11.04 (mainly due to the new desktop Unity), but after some great help here, we had the old desktop running again.I have Windows running on my spare Computer in case i should need it for any reason, though can not think of one lol Now i am used to Ubuntu (from the using side, get lost in terminal etc so here i come if i need help) i decided i would totally commit my main computer to Ubuntu.I downloaded the latest iso from the Ubuntu site, and burnt it to CD, inserted in my main computer & rebooted. It goes past the first purple ubuntu page (hit a key to choose language & also get a selection Menu) then goes to black screen and i get:
BusyBox v1.17.1 (ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //silesystem.squashfs failed: Input/output errorCan not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs(hope i typed that i correctly)I have burnt the iso image numerous times, using different disks, speed (from x4 - x52) and burning programs
I have been trying plop floppy to boot a bootable cdrom from a mobile USB cdrom reader, but the usb cdrom are not recognized.I was thinking that with grub or grub2 or syslinux that would be possible, no ?
Trying to install 10.04.1 Kubuntu desktop to Toshiba T110 laptop running Win 7, 4 Gig Ram, 32 bit o/s. Downloaded iso from Ubuntu web site and burnt DVD. No matter what I do I get the error message "cannot mount /dev/lop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem. squashfs" etc. Searched by Google and this forum, tried various remedies Unebootin; USB drive boot up etc etc; still get same message. Is there a workaround for what seems to be a fairly common install problem?
I'm using a software that needs to read data from a cdrom. The instructions say to mount the cdrom (mount /mnt/cdrom). I understand that I need to mount the cdrom to /mnt/cdrom. I created a folder "cdrom" under "mnt". Then I tried to mount the cdrom by typing:
sudo mount /media/ /mnt/cdrom/ This didn't work. Under "media" I have another folder with the actual cd content so I tried to mount it too, but again with no success. I keep getting an error that "media is not a block device". What I am doing wrong?
I created 2 virtual machines with VMware Workstation 7. They have identical hardwares. One guest is CentOS 5.6, another is Mandriva 2011. When I try to mount the cdrom in guest OS, in CentOS, I should execute
mount /dev/hdc /path/to/mount
in Mandriva, I should execute
mount /dev/sr0 /path/to/mount
I also remebered in some other Linux variant, I had to use
mount /dev/cdrom /path/to/mount
What's the difference between hdc, sr0 or cdrom? Is there a consistent way to mount cdrom in all Linux variants?
when i use kickstart to install centos from cdrom (i make it myself in my way),i got a %post script problem with the kickstart file. 1.%post script used to copy my own software from cdrom to hard disk.then make install automaitlly with bash script.
the %post script like : %post mkdir -p /myownsoftware cp -r /mnt/myownsoftware/* /myownsoftware cd /myownsoftware
In case somebody has a PC with - mainboard ok - RAM ok - terminal.. ok - a defect CDROM = no CDROM - a defect floppy = no floppy - a defect HDD = no HDD - an IDE connector inside the PC - an USB port but cannot boot from there (BIOS is too old).
Then I would -> buy a compactflash card (>2GB) approx 10 Euros -> buy an USB-Compactflash adapter approx 5 Euros -> buy an IDE adapter for compactflash card aprox 20 Euros -> ask a friend or a shop to install KNOPPIX on USB+Compact Flash (easy on KNOPPIX 6.2 through a menu "install on flash card") -> put the compactflash + IDE adapter into the PC and boot from there (BIOS setting must be correctly done; easy job)
Then later buy a small HDD for installing the personal data on it. Has somebody a quicker or cheaper method?