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i have been running mandrake 9.0 for about a week on my win 98 se dual boot system. the hp cd-rw and toshiba dvd are on the same cable and seem to auto mount for data cd's. however, when i use music cd's the desktop shortcuts give i/o error and the command line shows empty directories.
can anyone help? i'm not very familiar with the different mount methods of linux systems. i have. however, read and tried the mdk howto's but seem to have only added new directories to my hardware listing. i now see /mnt/cdrom, /mntcdrom2, /mnt/scs0, and mnt/hdd. none of which show the contents of the music cd. i should note that mnt/cdrom and mnt cdrom2 seem to show data cd info fine.
if you have scsi-emulation on any of those drives, then you might need to make a link from the new device location (/dev/scd0 for example) to the old /dev/hdc. I'm thinking that maybe the prog's are still looking in hdc, but it's not there anymore. (the /dev/cdrom and cdrom2 are just links from /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd)
Adam, that sounds a bit confusing to me, but I think I get what you mean. They need to symlink /dev/cdrom to /dev/scd0 or something like that if they have scsi emulation and it has been using /dev/hdc up until then? So now the symlink goes /dev/cdrom -> /dev/hdc And it should read (with scsi emulation) /dev/cdrom -> /dev/scd0, Or something along those lines?
ok... I think that /dev/cdrom is a link that points to the actual device /dev/hdc (ls -l /dev | grep cdrom). If you enable scsi-emul. on hdc, then it's not /dev/hdc anymore, it's /dev/scd0. If /dev/cdrom is still pointing to /dev/hdc, or if your prog. is still looking for /dev/hdc, then you'll probably run into problems. If this is the case, then you could link /dev/scd0 to /dev/hdc (ln -s /dev/scd0 /dev/hdc) and it might help.
If the above is the case, then you might as well link /dev/cdrom to /dev/scd0 w/ "ln -sf /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrom" (just in case there is a problem with too many links to get to the actual device, so it doesn't do "/dev/cdrom --> /dev/hdc --> /dev/scd0" )
well, I don't know if this clears it up AT ALL, but I tried ;-)
again, this might not even be an issue. just do a "ls -l /dev | grep cdrom" and check out where it's pointing to.
i have tried putting the cd in and starting grip and just pressing play. grip replied no disc. i have tried going to xmms and Dir+ and going to /mnt/cdrom, /mnt/cdrom2, and /mnt/floppy and finally /mnt/windows/My Music . the onlything to register the music files were the music files saved in the My Music folder of windows. I have been using that as my work-around for music until I can find a solution.
I don't understand why the drives will find data indo at /mnt/cdrom and /mnt cdrom2 fine but not music. although i'm not sure what adam_boz and MasterC are talking about i appreciate the attempts to guide me to the "fix". however i don't follow the idea.
Here is what I suggested in an email, any can rip it apart if I am wrong or whatever:
In Grip under the config tab, you can specify the device for it to read, so in the blank beside that box, he should put either:
depending on which one refers to which device he is deciding to use for his cdplayer.