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I am newbie but if u try kscd, when the player comes up click on extra and then
configure u will probably have a choice to pick from either cdrom ,dvd ,:media
device choose whatever. the other thing u might look at is when u boot up go
to set up and look an your bootsequence to make sure cdrom or dvd is first on
boot list. Good Luck
I assume that your CDRW drive used to be the master so its device ID was /dev/hdc. /dev/cdrom is a symbolic link that points to /dev/hdc but now the drive is actually /dev/hdd. Delete the link and recreate it using /dev/hdd.
ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/cdrom
I've never used a DVDRAM drive but AFAIK it is just like writing to any other removable media. I believe the drive needs to be configured for SCSI emulation using the hdc=ide-scsi option in your bootloader. I believe the device will be /dev/scd0.
dcg: In KsCD I only get to choose from media/CROM, no other players. The bootsequence is: CDROM, C, A. This used to work when all I had was CDROM. Thanks for your good wishes!
masonm: the Bios autodetecs the CDROM and DVD, and from what I can see it is OK. When you say BIOS setting for the new devices, do you mean addresses and such? I haven't made any changes in the BIOS other than chosing a bootsequence. As for the fstab, I must plead ignorance: I have no idea what that means or where I can find it. Is it anything I can update from KDE?
michaelk: it doesn't matter which is master and servant? Does that mean that the software will figure it out regardless of the devices master/slave jumper settings? Yes the CDRW used to be master but I don't remember what device id it had, it was probably /dev/hdc like you say, but I'm not 100% sure. When you say delete the link do you mean mounting? Could it be that the CDROM and DVD wass never mounted properly or not at all? But that does still not explain why I can't boot from the DVD player.... Here's my fstab:
Thanks DeusExLinux, i've just removed the DVDplayer to see if it really is defect. It won't boot, but when I physically replaced the DVD with the CDROM it booted just fine, like before, with the same settings. So I'll try it on another PC to make sure.