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Thread: the source cannot be read?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    auckland, new zealand

    Unhappy the source cannot be read?

    i'm becoming really really frustrated with the following error message:

    'the source can't be read.

    maybe you don't have enough rights for this, or the source doesn't contain data (e.g: no disk in drive). (/dev)(/dvd)'

    at first it thought it was a problem with the disk, so i changed it, but the message was the same. i switched DVD drives, but the error message was still the same.
    i'm a complete n00b to ubuntu so i really have no idea what i'm doing, and ANY help would be muchly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Victoria, Australia

    Re: the source cannot be read?

    hey there,
    you may not have permission to the cd/dvd drive. You can edit your /etc/fstab file as root, and add to the options line, for your cdrom drive entry, users . this enables normal users to mount the dvd drive, and use the contents.

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