On 01 May 2008, John jses27 at gmail.com wrote: > Alan: Thank you for all of the ideas you've had in this thread! I strongly suspect that your > idea of replacing the Teac CD/DVD-ROM with something else, is the only way to end this problem. My belief > now is that there is no support to auto mount a DVD in that Teac drive, in CentOS 5. Probably, when it was > my box and it worked OK, it was with a prior release of CentOS or Fedora Core and something has changed > and the auto mount support for that drive (for DVD media) was removed. I rarely use Windoze, but it was very helpful, to be able to test the same > CD/DVD-ROM drive and verify that it works perfectly under Windoze. I was able to mount the DVD in a terminal and install the RPM I wanted to > install OK, so that also makes me believe the drive is OK. Lanny > >Something I don't think no one has thought of: >[root at ethan ~]# rpm -qa | grep auto >automake15-1.5-16 >autoconf-2.59-12 >automake17-1.7.9-7 >automake-1.9.6-2.1 >automake16-1.6.3-8 >automake14-1.4p6-13 >autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.55.el5.3 >Make sure you autofs installed: autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.55.el5.3 I'm on my box now, but I'm sure it will be exactly the same on my daughters box, the one with the problem. Immediately after I updated her box, I updated mine. [lanny at dell2400 ~]$ rpm -qa | grep auto autofs-5.0.1-0.rc2.55.el5.3 [lanny at dell2400 ~]$ >Other than that, that's about all.... I suspect Alan is correct and that the only solution to this mystery is to buy a new drive. About 6 months ago, I bought an LG DVD Burner for my wife's box and it works fine.