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CD/DVD drive is an IDE slave device, and my hard drive is the IDE master device.
The hard drive is located at /dev/sda1, but dev/sda2 can't be mounted. (I can't use -t auto and I don't know what the file system in use is.

I've tried using said disc drive with filled and empty discs, but I can't mount /dev/sda2/. at all.

If anyone could help, that would be appreciated.

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Your main Hard disk drive is /dev/sda. The partitions on that drive are numbered starting with sda, such as sda1, sda2, etc.

The CD/DVD drive is totally separate, with a name such as /dev/sr0. It is usually mounted automatically in the /media directory when a disk is present, in a directory matching the name of the Disk. On my system, the type is iso9660.

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