cannot mount cdrom - not a newbie problem

Timothy Smith timothy at
Tue Dec 14 19:25:42 PST 2004

Subhro wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-
>>questions at] On Behalf Of Timothy Smith
>>Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 5:14
>>To: James; freebsd-questions at
>>Subject: Re: cannot mount cdrom - not a newbie problem
>>titan# mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0a /mount
>>cd9660: /dev/cd0a: Invalid argument
>>the exact same issue.
>>reinstalling etc is not an option since this is a development machine
>>and i need to work on it all the time, can't afford for it to be down.
>>fyi i am using freebsd 4.10 release
>>is there a way i can delete /dev/acd0* and remake the device, could this
>>be a fix?
>As far as remaking the devices are concerned, you can use the MAKEDEV script
>for remaking all devices. Are you sure that you drive is jumpered properly
>and the data cables connected to the drives are in good condition?
>Indian Institute of Information Technology
>Subhro Sankha Kar
>Block AQ-13/1, Sector V
>Salt Lake City
>PIN 700091
yes, the hardware is perfect.

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