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Old 05-27-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
theonlydrew
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How can I change cdrom1 to dvd. REDhat9, lite-on LTD-163D dvd drive


I have a Lite-on DVD drive in my REDHAT9 machine.

Lite-On DVD Drive
Model: LTD-163D

It is recognized as cdrom1

How can I change it to be seen as dvd. I dont know shit about hardware configuration. But I do know that i have dev/cdrom and dev/cdrom1 and cdrom1 is my dvd drive. How do I install drivers or change drivers, are they called drivers, or modules? Im so confused, Im sure its very easy, just need a little help.

I would like very much to play DVDs

Thanks a bunch.

Also, does anyone know how to make the intelli explorer mouse side buttons function as Backwards and Forwards in a web browser? THANKS!

Drew Sawyer
 
Old 05-27-2004, 04:47 PM   #2
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Re: How can I change cdrom1 to dvd. REDhat9, lite-on LTD-163D dvd drive

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Originally posted by theonlydrew
I have a Lite-on DVD drive in my REDHAT9 machine.

Lite-On DVD Drive
Model: LTD-163D

It is recognized as cdrom1

How can I change it to be seen as dvd. I dont know shit about hardware configuration. But I do know that i have dev/cdrom and dev/cdrom1 and cdrom1 is my dvd drive. How do I install drivers or change drivers, are they called drivers, or modules? Im so confused, Im sure its very easy, just need a little help.

I would like very much to play DVDs

Thanks a bunch.

Also, does anyone know how to make the intelli explorer mouse side buttons function as Backwards and Forwards in a web browser? THANKS!

Drew Sawyer
It's already usable as a DVD drive, but if you want to rename it...

You have to login as root or su - first, before doing this (unmount any disc in there first!)...

... /dev/cdrom and /dev/cdrom1 are symbolic links to the actual devices, /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd. you can erase the symbolic links and create new ones, with the commands (replace drive names with real ones):
cd /dev/
rm cdrom1
ln -s hdd dvd

Then, do this to replace the /mnt/cdrom1 directory with a /mnt/dvd directory:

cd /mnt/
rmdir cdrom1
mkdir dvd

Next, edit /etc/fstab with a text editor like pico, KWrite, or something else, so that what I think looks like this:

/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0

becomes this:

/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0

Then, you're done!

Last edited by young1024; 05-27-2004 at 04:49 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 03:09 PM   #3
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THanks!! I got everything working now.

Major preesh (thats an abreev)

Cheeeeers!
Drew
 
Old 01-26-2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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I know this thread is almost out of date, but it helped me a lot! the "superblock" error is very common under linux, and can easily be solved by following those steps.
 
  


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