apt-cdrom can't mount device on Dell 1420N

Bug #135134 reported by Ben on 2007-08-27
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synaptic

This bug concerns the pre-installed Ubuntu 7.04 on the Dell 1420 laptop: sudo apt-cdrom add cannot mount the CD_ROM (ditto for synaptic). There is a known fix (see below)- the reason I'm reporting it is because it occurs on the *pre-installed* Ubuntu. The consequence is that the user can't install more packages from the Ubuntu CD "out of the box" (like build-essential, which is needed for gcc to find the standard include files). Instead he has to perform some sysadmin functions that are likely beyond the technical competence of many users- it was for me anyway.

Anyway, here's the relevent configuration out of the box:
In / we have:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 2007-08-25 01:15 cdrom -> media/cdrom

In /media we have:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2007-08-25 01:16 cdrom -> cdrom0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 2007-06-21 07:12 cdrom0
dr-xr-xr-x 13 ben root 4096 2007-04-15 06:52 Ubuntu 7.04 i386

(The last entry there is the actual CD.)

mount shows:
/dev/hda on /media/Ubuntu 7.04 i386 type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,utf

in /etc/fstab we have:
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

The solution (one of many probably) is to change the entry in /etc/fstab from /dev/scd0 to /dev/hda

I'm new around here, so I don't know all the issues involved, but shouldn't we be able to insure that in the pre-installed Ubuntu on Dell, synaptic and apt-cdrom work without any problem? Is this an issue for Ubuntu or for the Dell installation of it?

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

The problem here is that the /etc/fstab should have /dev/cdrom instead of /dev/scd0

Changed in synaptic:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you? Thanks in advance.

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future.
To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New".
Thanks again!

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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