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Old 02-16-2004, 12:13 AM   #1
dauphinfay
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Dual Cdrom not detected


Hi everyone! Slowly but surely I'm getting my system up and running the way i want it to. thanx to all.

ok, current issue:

when installing, i know that slack detected both of my cdroms (listed as hdc & hdd respectively). however, now that the install process is complete, i can't seem to mount the secondary slave (hdd). First off, i did enable hotplug and can mount the secondary master (hdc [although, it can only mount data cd's, not music cd's]). here's the contents of the fstab file:

/dev/hda1 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 user,noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0


Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanx again everyone.

 
Old 02-16-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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try adding a line for the other one similiar to the one existing for the hdc rom and see if you can mount it ...
the line will be similiar to :
Code:
/dev/hdd     /mnt/mountpoint     iso9660     user,noauto,owner,ro    0  0
you can symlink (ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/cdrom1) the hdd device in /dev to point to cdrom1 or whatever you wish if you like, or just leave it as is ...
 
Old 02-16-2004, 01:19 AM   #3
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First off, thanx again for your help DrOzz.

Unfirtunately, I can't seem to get this working properly. I tried altering the /etc/fstab/ file as you suggested but it doesn't seem to be working. I tried :

/dev/hdd /mnt/mountpoint ...

/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom1...

/dec/cdrom1 /mnt/mountpoint...

/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1...


Also, I'm a little confused on the simlink thing. I'm not sure I follow what you mean. Is it that I should cd into the /dev directory and type that line identically or should I amend the line to match exactly what I put in the fstab file?

Again... Thank you.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:36 AM   #4
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that was just a suggestion if you wanted to name it cdrom1 ... and if you did then yes you were right the first time, just type it at command line as is, and no you don't append it ....
so your saying this cdrom is being detected by slack ?
and what is the error ?
 
Old 02-16-2004, 09:32 AM   #5
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Audio CDs can not be mounted the same as a data CD because they do not contain a filesystem. Do a search for cdfs for viewing the contents of an audio CD.

For the symlinks if you use the full path you do not need to be in /dev directory.

Last edited by michaelk; 02-16-2004 at 09:34 AM.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 12:00 PM   #6
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only during the installation process is it detected. after that i have had no luck. i'm very sorry guys but i am still very very new to this os.

"Do a search for cdfs for viewing the contents of an audio CD." how do i do this?

"For the symlinks if you use the full path you do not need to be in /dev directory." i'm afraid i don't understand the concept behind a symlink.

Again thanks for the help. wish i understood more.
 
  


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