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Old 04-20-2003, 05:22 AM   #1
ludwig W
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mount: /dev/cdrom1 is not a valid block device


I have 2 kernels in RH8: one is the stock 2.4.18-14 kernel that came with RH8 and the other,which I use now,is the 2.4.20 that I compiled myself from source.

I have 2 cd drives: one is a DVD drive the other a cdrw drive.The DVD drive is called cdrom and the cdrw drive is called cdrom1 by Linux

In the original 2.4.18-14 kernel,I could mount both drives and read data from them.However,in my new kernel,I can only read from my CDROM drive (cdrom) and not the cdrw drive (cdrom1).

When I try to mount the cdrw drive by mount /mnt/cdrom1,I get the message that
mount: /dev/cdrom1 is not a valid block device


does anyone know why that is and what might be wrong?
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:47 AM   #2
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you didn't set up the scsi emulation for the cdrw? /dev/cdrom1 will only be a link to a real device. e.g /dev/hdc for a standard ide device of /dev/scd0 for an ide cdrw with scsi emulation enabled...
 
  


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