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Old 08-20-2004, 10:49 AM   #1
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2nd cd drive

Right. my question is concerning cd drives:

Im using 2 - a dvd reader only as my primary ide
a cd rw as my secondary ide

(my hards disk is sata)

The first drive is picked up in slackware as a cd reader only.
I obviously want it to be detected as a dvd reader.

My second drive (Teac cd writer) id not detected at all.
I want it to be...

Any pointers??

Old 08-21-2004, 12:43 AM   #2
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There's no difference between CD and DVD drives as far as Linux is concerned - DVDs use the same filesystems as CDs, so don't worry about it.

Is your second drive detected by your motherboard? It may be present as /dev/hdb already. Try mounting /dev/hdb with 'mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdb /folder/to/mount/into'



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