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Re: [SLUG] CD-ROM drive giving trouble
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] CD-ROM drive giving trouble
- From: Peter Hardy <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Sep 30 12:25:03 2002
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On Mon, Sep 30, 2002 at 11:49:06AM +1000, John Nicholls wrote:
> I have a second-hand computer with a recently-installed CD-ROM drive
> that I have given little or no use. I can mount it using a full mount
> command, namely mount -r -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /cdrom, and ls works.
> However just entering mount /cdrom gives the error message
> mount: Too many levels of symbolic links.
> fstab looks OK. I suspect the CD-ROM drive is faulty. Any suggestions?
What does your fstab look like? Is it using the /dev/cdrom device to
mount the drive?
Most distributions create a /dev/cdrom entry, which is just a symlink to
the actual device. The error sounds like the symlink is broken.
'ls -l /dev/cdrom' will tell you where the link is going, and it should
look something like:
peter@elmo:~$ ls -l /dev/cdrom
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Sep 30 12:14 /dev/cdrom -> hdc
To fix it, remove it and use the ln command to create a new link.