My first problem was solved thankx to nixcraft. I have another problem. How can I make redhat eject the cd/dvd drive by pushing button?? At times it will be ridiculous to unmount it and then eject?? Can a tweak in fstab help to solve this problem. I tried it myself b4 but found no success Another thing just forget that redhat has an option to create a link to device (by right clicking). How can I create a link to a device? By just linking to /mnt/cdrom there will be nooption to mount and unmount.