FreeBSD v4.8: mount w/ 'input/output error"
keith_young at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 16 18:23:13 PDT 2003
I apologize for what is probably a very simple question, but I have not
been able to mount my cd so as to transfer a file from it to my
system. Looking at the /etc/fstab I can see "/dev/acd0c,
mountpoint=/cdrom, fstype=cd9660, options=ro, noauto, dump=0,
pass#=0. From what I could determine these are all defaults. I have tried
the following commands: mount cd9660 /dev/acd0c /cdrom; mount -t cd9660
/dev/acd0c /cdrom; mount cd9660; mount_cd9660 /dev/acd0c /cdrom. The
result is always a message "Input/Output error."
I purchased v4.8 on cd's, and had no trouble loading it onto my systems. I
booted from floppies (couldn't get bios to boot from cd) and then inserted
cd to finish installation. I have tried changing the fstab, eliminating
the option of noauto, so that the system would mount the cd on startup, but
I got the same message. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Btw, on a previous posting I saw instructions to "ls -l /dev/acd*" and then
to "cd /dev && rm /dev/acd* && ./MAKEDEV acd0". Would this have any
bearing on this situation?
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