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Old 10-23-2003, 03:30 AM   #1
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block device name???

OK, because the kernel I'm using doesn't recognize my etherenet card I can't access the internet to download any packages (I'm using a work computer to post to this board) to get beyond the command line.

I downloaded the basic X windowing package, as well as the KDE package and burned them to a CD. When I tried to use dselect to take the it from the CD it told me to insert the CD, and it asked me for a 'block device name'.


I'm using woody, current safe release, flavor bf2.4, so what is the block device name for my cd rom drive? I've tried /dev/hda and /hda/scd0. If you have any idea, please let me know.

Something crossed my mind that I really don't want to consider, is it possible that my kernel doesn't 'see' my cd-rom drive. Is there a command to I can use to see if the cd-rom drive is detected and usable by the system?


Old 10-23-2003, 05:16 AM   #2
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got it

I got it, it's /dev/hdd on mine.


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Old 10-23-2003, 06:15 AM   #3
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Normally it recognizes automaticlly the most pci known card . If even it doesn't do it, choose from the additional list of the modules.

I hope you fix your problem


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