my problem is that the cdrom is listed properly in /etc/mtab file but not in /etc/fstab file.
/dev/sda1 / ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0 0 0 proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0 none /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0 fusectl /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw 0 0 none /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw 0 0 none /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0 none /dev devtmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0 none /dev/pts devpts rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620 0 0 none /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0 none /var/run tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0 none /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0 binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0 gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/ryan/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ryan 0 0 /dev/sr0 /media/Kubuntu\04011.10\040i386 iso9660 ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500 0 0 /etc/mtab (END)
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=c72c38c5-9b1b-4ae6-bafb-860988a3bcae / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 0 # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=25639380-c36f-491f-912d-a01477bf0a5c none swap sw 0 0
see..no cdrom in fstab. Actual problem was that I wasn't able to use cdrom as a source from synaptic...searched..found out about apt-cdrom...used...got unable to mount error...again searched...found out that apt-get uses sources listed in /etc/apt/sources.list and to add a cdrom to this list ,it must be in fstab....again searched..until now the conclusion is that I have to maually add cdrom to fstab.I'll be using this as help.
But isn't this a problem...manually fixing an important system file..why debian/mint guys are not fixing it?????
System snapshots are from linux mint 11 but I have similar issues with Kubuntu 11.10 both are running as guests using virtual box on windows 7(seeee a linux newbie)