Access to Sony Mavica CD-1000 digital camera no longer works FC3

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Mon Jun 6 21:58:15 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 05:35 -0400, Marcus O. White wrote:
> G'day All,
> Finally upgraded remaining RHL 9.0 workstation to FC3. Now when I
> attempt to access my Sony Mavica CD-1000 digital camera via USB it no
> longer works. Whereas it worked under RHL 9.0. The system recognizes the
> camera, as can seen from the following:
> Jun  6 05:21:22 tbird kernel: usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using
> uhci_hcd and address 3
> Jun  6 05:21:24 tbird kernel: SCSI subsystem initialized
> Jun  6 05:21:24 tbird kernel: Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
> Jun  6 05:21:24 tbird kernel: scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass
> Storage devices
> Jun  6 05:21:24 tbird kernel: usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
> Jun  6 05:21:24 tbird kernel: USB Mass Storage support registered.
> Jun  6 05:21:29 tbird kernel:   Vendor: SONY      Model: DSC   DDX-G2000
> Rev: 1.17
> Jun  6 05:21:29 tbird kernel:   Type:   CD-ROM
> ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> Jun  6 05:21:29 tbird scsi.agent[9551]: cdrom
> at /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.2/usb4/4-1/4-1:1.0/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0
> Jun  6 05:21:30 tbird kernel: sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 8x/8x writer
> xa/form2 cdda pop-up

sr0 is the driver

> Jun  6 05:21:30 tbird fstab-sync[9614]: added mount
> point /media/cdrecorder2 for /dev/scd0
> Jun  6 05:21:30 tbird kernel: cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I
> recognize!

Normal message for a usb attached cdrom with no disk in the drive.  It
sees the drive but can't access the disk.

Everything up to this point seems normal

> When I attempt to mount it I see the following messages:
> [root at tbird ~]# mount -t udf /dev/sr0 /media/cdrecorder2

You are trying to mount /dev/sr0 (the driver).  In the message about the
mount point above it says the device is /dev/scd0. Thus it cannot be
mounted with your command.  

Since the fstab entry has been made, if you have need to manually mount
it the command (as root) would be "mount /media/cdrecorder2". The rest
of the data is taken from the fstab entry.  Media device by default will
automount when a disk is available.  

Did you even look at /media/cdrecorder2 to see if the content was
already mounted?  Mine shows an icon on the desktop when I attach a
media device (cdrom, camera, flash disk, etc.) and it auto-mounts.

Also, you need to have a disk in the drive with a recognized filesystem
to do the mount. Verify that is the case.

A friend had a Sony camera that used a cdrom for the pictures.  The
pictures were not actually in a filesystem until he told the camera to
close the session and thus could not be read directly on another cdrom
drive.  I never tried to connect it to my linux machine so I don't know
if it would have been mountable while in the camera or not.

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