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Old 07-26-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
Xelopheris
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CD Rom swapped out for DVD Burner


K, so I swapped out my CD Rom for a DVD burner, but my devices list still shows one CD-ROM device and one CD-RW device. What do I need to do to change this? I run Debian with a KDE interface.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 01:03 PM   #2
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I'm not real familiar with Debian, but I'll take a shot at this one. When you mount your dvdrom(labeled as cdrom) does it work? Most likely, in /dev you have a symlink called cdrom. This is a link to /dev/hdc, assuming you're dvdrom is master on secondary IDE. You'll need to create a new sym link(/dev/dvdrom) to /dev/hdc. Then, edit your Fstab to reflect the new symlink (/dev/dvdrom). This should fix the problem.

Also, to save me some typing. Check out this thread. You might find some useful info there as well.
 
  


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