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Well, I have a DVD/CD-RW drive if that helps. I posted the /etc/mtab, but God knows what that was for! I'm not sure what to point it to.../dev/hdc? /dev/hdd? /dev/hde? I'm quite confused, so I don't now which one to point it to. Pleae may you tell me how I can find out which one I need to point it to? Thanks,
from this you can see hda and hdb are hard drives, hdc is a cd drive, and hdd is a cd-rw drive. so if I wanted xine to access the cd-rw drive, I would have to specify /dev/hdd, or if I wanted it to access the other cdrom drive, I would tell it /dev/hdc
also, If I wanted a /dev/cdrom generic identifier, it would be pointing back to either /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd, in other words it's not a device itself but a pointer back to a device.
[maniac@gobledee ~]$ mount /dev/hda
mount: /dev/hda already mounted or /media/cdrecorder busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda is already mounted on /media/cdrecorder
And yes, there were files in /media/cdrecorder! The only problem is that when I tried to make Grip read from /dev/hda, it came up with the same error message! Is there something I am doing wrong? Thanks again,
you /dev/hda file probably does not have the right permissions to access it as a user. This can be changed, or you can use sudo or su -c to run these programs as root ( k3b or other cd/dvd recording programs will fall into the same boat). sudo has to be set up, there are good guides around the net for that. or in a terminal launch grip like:
I tried su -c /us/bin/grip, and grip opened (in root, as you said). Then I changed the config to read from /dev/hda, but grip said there was no disc. So then I changed it to /media/cdrecorder, but that didn't work either. If you are still able to help me, because you seem to be a very intelligent person, then please reply, but I'm sorry that I won't be able to reply until 0700 GMT because the network shuts down at 2200 GMT. Thanks for your help so far!
Please may someone help me, because as you have probably already worked out, I am unable to play any music CDs or DVD using any media player. I would like to try and fix Grip and xine so that I can play these. Please can someone help me? Thanks in advance,