Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Sep. 11 2005,21:44
My guess is that the command you tried was "mount cdrom", which isn't going to work. Try "mount /dev/cdrom" or "mount /mnt/cdrom".
fstab is a table of filesystems available for you to mount. It's not necessarily the *only* filesystems you can mount, but they are the ones that DSL found. You can edit the file to add, remove, or modify filesystems. Its main purpose, as far as i can tell, is to provide an easy way to mount filesystems without having to specify a device, mountpoint, filesystem type, and options every time you want to mount a certain device.
mtab displays filesystems which are currently mounted.