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rwelch
Can somebody tell me what a 'block device' is. The reason i would like to know is because I am trying to mount cdrom by typing the following:

mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

however I get the following message:

mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/cdrom as a block device (maybe ! ' insmod driver' ?).
chrisw
a block device is any storage device connected to your computer

i think....

example
hard drive
cdrom
floppy
exteral usb hard drive

etc...etc...etc..
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