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Author Topic: Drive mounting  (Read 2024 times)

roalush

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Drive mounting
« on: December 29, 2007, 09:01:55 am »

I 'm completely new to Linux.
Just installed VL on my old machine and so far I've found it fast and stable so I'm very pleased.

My problems are:

1.  I created a partition for the VL setup (8 GB)  and another for my data (12GB) after installation I've found out that VL used the second partition as a swap partition and I can't find it on my system. Tried to re-partition with VASM but when I rebooted nothing changed.

2. I have 2 optical drives: Pioneer DVD-ROM and Samsung CD-RW. The CD-RW works fine But the dvd doesn't respond at all (I have a /dev /dvd in my devices but it doesn't do anything when I mount it).

3. I don't have a codec for DVD playback.

I tried some solutions I've found on the forums, but I couldn't edit the fstab file , how do I do that?

Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2007, 09:04:30 am by roalush »
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rbistolfi

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Re: Drive mounting
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007, 10:57:27 am »

Hi roalush

Could you post the output of running fdisk -l as root from the command line? Open a Terminal, type su and then your root password. Then fdisk -l.
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Re: Drive mounting
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 07:45:18 pm »

I tried some solutions I've found on the forums, but I couldn't edit the fstab file , how do I do that?

You have to be root to edit /etc/fstab. In a terminal type su and then the root password. Then start a text editor (for example, mcedit if you're at a console, mousepad if you're in XFce). Edit and save.

Since you're new, I recommend copying /etc/fstab to something like /etc/fstab_old before you do any editing of /etc/fstab.
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roalush

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Re: Drive mounting
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008, 01:31:26 am »

Maybe you can help with my DVD problem.
I have 2 devices connected to the same IDE:
HDC - Pioneer DVD-ROM as master.
HDD - Samsung CD-RW as slave.

VL only recognizes HDD.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2008, 01:34:31 am by roalush »
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Re: Drive mounting
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008, 05:32:25 am »

Please post the content of your /etc/fstab file here.
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Re: Drive mounting
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008, 11:07:36 am »

Since you're new, I recommend copying /etc/fstab to something like /etc/fstab_old before you do any editing of /etc/fstab.
--GrannyGeek

Sage advice. One could also set up the editor to back up files. :)
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