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Old 02-23-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
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DVD-ROM Drive Location


How do I figure out the location (/dev/...) of my DVD-ROM drive? Thanks.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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Hello,

which kernel are you running?
if it's a 2.6X you will be using udev, which creates devices dynamically.....

The drive should already be in /dev/

is it not?

maybe it's /dev/hdc

you can link a file to /dev/hdc, but i don't see the point.

What problem are you having with the drive?
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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Well, I am trying to update my kernel (currently 2.4 to 2.6), and I am using the kernel on the Slack install CD. I know--I think--where the kernel is on the disk (/testing/packages/kernel26XXX or something like that), I just can't navigate to the DVD-ROM drive. BTW, I'm not running KDE or anything.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:46 AM   #4
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I tried cd /dev/hdc to see if that was the drive, but all I got back was "/dev/hdc is not a directory". Does anyone know how to navigate to a DVD-ROM in the console?
 
Old 02-23-2005, 12:17 PM   #5
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B-U-M-P

Sorry
 
Old 02-23-2005, 12:39 PM   #6
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can you mount it when you're in kde or gnome or such? if so, in command, try

mount /dev/hdd (or /dev/hdc, if thats where your dvd lives...)

cd /mnt/dvd

Last edited by detpenguin; 02-23-2005 at 12:41 PM.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 12:50 PM   #7
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You won't be able to cd directly into the device. What you need to do is mount the device to a directory. If you take a look in your /etc/fstab file, you should see a line that looks like
Code:
/dev/hdc  /mnt/cdrom iso9660 defaults,ro 0 0
If that's the case, then all you have to do as root is
Code:
mount /dev/hdc
cd /mnt/cdrom
and you should now be looking at the contents of your CD.

If the line is missing let us know and we'll help you out from there.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 12:52 PM   #8
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Finally figured it out.

In /etc/fstab it will tell you. From there I just mounted /dev/cdrom and navigated to mnt/cdrom.
 
  


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