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Hello! I finally set up my Linux as I want it and I realized that my cdrw and dvdrom drives weren't being recognized. Well they actually were but the X server doesn't recognize them (if that's possible). At startup it says:
hdc: TDK164032 CD-RW DRive
hdd: VOM 12XSOMETHING DVD-ROM (those are somewhat close to reality)
Then, I followed the Slackware Help guy's advice and edited /etc/fstab so it looks like this:
fstab should be, for instance,
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
but now my /dev/cdrom is actually a symlink to /dev/scd0, which is my cd burner.
So, look in /dev and see where your cdrom is linked, and look for other symlinks to find your dvd rom. THen point fstab to these links. I think it's the labels hdd and hdc in fstab that it doesn't like. See if you can find the actual devices is the /dev/directory...they wont show up as hd*
I found ¨dvd¨ w/ a little arrow on it and the dvd-rom I´m asssuming I created. But clicking on them just tells me that they aren´t associated with something. And still no go...do I need to reboot after changing my fstab file? Thanks!
Jeffrey my man, may you go to school/work with the great satisfaction that you have helped an extreme newb overcome his difficulties. I did all your unlinking,etc and Voila! Both drives work splendidly! You are superb! Thanks again.
Now you should test that burner and make sure you can get it to work. cdrecord will be your best choice for getting it up and running. Let me know if you need a brief run-down on using it or testing the drive...