Cannot find DVD-Burner (/dev/hda)
I have 2 hard drives on my IDE2 - so they're listed as /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd
My DVD-ROM is listed as /dev/hdb - but there is no /dev/hda - therefore, I can't burn DVD's (only read them) the device is registering in the boot sequence...
I'm running debian sarge for AMD64
Any advice as to what I should do? Thanks so much
Wow! This looks like a mess.
Here is what I get from your info
hda - nothing on it
hdb - DVD
hdc - hard drive 1
hdd - hard drive 2
Is this correct?
The problem exists here that you are booting from a setup that you will need to tweak. Without a bit of experience up your sleeve you will find this a little hard in the future. Your BIOS must allow you to boot from any hard drive, so you have not noticed that you have the ide cables on the wrong channels.
Primary Master = /dev/hda
Primary Slave = /dev/hdb
Secondary Master = /dev/hdc
Secondary Slave = /dev/hdd
hda should be your main hard drive whether Windows or Linux.
hdb should be your second hard drive again with Windows or Linux.
hdc should be your DVD rom
If you go switching hard drives, your fstab file will be incorrect and you will not be able to boot up. To change this problem your fstab file should be edited before changing anything and should reflect the hdx that is appropriate. Here is a snippet from mine running Slackware on hda with my prefered partitioning scheme.
unfortunately, my IDE cable doesn't reach from the IDE2 slot to my DVD drives, thus them being on the first IDE controller.
hda - DVD-RW (not found anywhere)
hdb - DVD-ROM (working fine)
hdc - HDD1 (used for different OS)
hdd - HDD2 (my debian HDD)
My fstab looks like:
To confirm, you are talking about two separate DVD roms.
I would say you need to check the jumper switch at the back of the DVD roms. They should be located next to your power inlets, and they look like a small plastic cover connecting two pins. There will be instructions on the DVD rom top for the various combinations.
:::|: - may be Slave
::|:: - may be Cable Select
:|::: - may be Master Only.............. etc
You will need to place both on cable select for a trouble free setting.
Also I would alter your fstab file to look like this
yes, I have 2 DVD drives (one RW, one ROM) one is set to master, one is set to slave. I know this setup works, because I used it to burn the DVD that I installed debian off of. It's odd that it's showing up in the fstab file, but there is no /dev/hda file....
Now I feel realllyyyyyy silly!!!!
Go to your /dev folder and look for cdrom and cdrom0. We are trying to make hda = cdrom. hda stands for "hard disk a". We want cdrom
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