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Old 01-25-2008, 09:56 AM   #1
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Post Can't find DVD in /dev etc


Hi all.

Using SuSE 10 and trying to get to the DVD drive.
Got two exactly the same machines and both don't seem to have any reference to /dev/dvd (or /dev/cdrom) on them.

No auto mount seems to happen, and fstab doesn't have any dvd/cd media references.

Any ideas? They were working prior to SP1...

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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/dev/cdrom and /dev/dvd in Suse are usually symlinks to other devices. Various releases of Suse that I've used symlinked to /dev/hdc, /dev/hdd (IDE optical drives on the second IDE controller), /dev/st0, and /dev/st1. Try this from a terminal window: /usr/sbin/hwinfo --cdrom. That will probe the hardware and tell you what Suse wants to use for your cd/dvd drive.

If you don't have hwinfo installed, it's probably on the installation media.

Once you know the device Suse wants to use, add something like this to fstab:

/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,rw,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

You will also need to create the mount points in /media.

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:56 AM   #3
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That gives me nothing back mate. Which probably isn't a good sign?
 
Old 01-25-2008, 11:05 AM   #4
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Try a liveCD such as Knoppix. If the cd/dvd drive is detected, you know it's a problem with Suse. If the drive is not detected, you may have hardware problems on both machines. However, since the problem is the same on both machines, I'd suspect Suse of being the problem.

Does the hwinfo utility fail to detect the cd/dvd drive on both bachines?
 
Old 01-25-2008, 12:20 PM   #5
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Ah no, was found on the other machine. Bit odd though, I installed SuSE via the DVD drive in the first place...
 
Old 07-15-2011, 03:17 PM   #6
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I had the same problem (SATA CD/DVD drive not detected, had to do a network install but then no /dev/sr0 after boot, OpenSuse 11.4), on a computer I had assembled myself.

But the solution was easy after all: plugging the CD/DVD drive into a different SATA plug of the motherboard, rather than the one next to the HDD drive.

According to other posts I found later on (when googling for "ata2 00: TEST_UNIT_READY failed (err_mask=0x4)"), like http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...-detected.html, it seems to be about SATA2 vs SATA3.
 
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please start a NEW thread rather than resurrect a 3 year old one for a DIFFERENT ( but similar ) operating system
 
  


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