[ILUG] Combined DVD/CDRW
John J. Allen
john.allen at online.ie
Mon Dec 17 21:39:00 GMT 2001
Mark Page wrote:
> Having a small problem.
> Have a combo drive which is working fine under Windows XP and is also
> picked up under Mandrake 8.1.
> Linux will happily mount an audio or data CD but point blank refuses to
> mount a CD-R with data on it citing 'wrong fstype bad superblock on
> The output of /etc/fstab is as follows:
Sounds like your CD reader is having problems reading the superblock
(I have seen this before, even on ordinary CDs), and as a result cannot
determine the FS type.
Try settings the FS type explicitly to iso9660
> /dev/hda6 / ext2 defaults 1 1
> none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
> none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
> /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom auto
> user,iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=0,exec,codepage=850,ro,noauto 0 0
> /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto
> user,iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=0,sync,exec,codepage=850,noauto 0 0
> none /proc proc defaults 0 0
> /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
> I can see no reference to an iso9660 nor any reference to /dev/hdc. Is
> this necessary?
> /etc/lilo.conf reads as follows:
> append=" hdc=ide-scsi devfs=mount quiet"
> append=" hdc=ide-scsi devfs=mount"
> append=" hdc=ide-scsi devfs=mount failsafe"
> The 'append' is there as I understood it should be from all the docs I
> have read.
> I have tried to burn to the CD-R and have received confirmation that all
> was successful but then any attempt to mount the CD-R fails miserably.
> Any assistance much appreciated.
John Allen email: john.allen at online.ie
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