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Old 08-07-2001, 05:16 PM   #1
thecliogeek
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CD-ROM Drivers


I am getting tired of playing in "Billy's backyard" and am learning Linux, I am setting up a linux machine. Never been poluted with windows, and need a generic cd-rom driver. Is there such a thing? If so please advise where to go....

Thanks, Paul
 
Old 08-07-2001, 05:24 PM   #2
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An IDE or ATA CD-ROM drive is just another device on the /dev system. If your HDD is /dev/hda, your cd-rom could be /dev/hdc. What it's called depends on the way you physically connect drives to your controllers.

If you've got SCSI, it's just another /dev/sdX device, as above.
 
  


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