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For IDE devices:
/dev/hda - Primary Master
/dev/hdb - Primary Slave
/dev/hdc - Secondary Master
/dev/hdd - Secondary Slave
For USB devices:
/dev/sda - 1st disk
/dev/sdb - 2nd disk
For SCSI devices there are alot of possibilities, check Documentation/devices.txt in your kernel source tree for a complete list. A good to identify which device your CDROM is assigned is to look through the output of "dmesg", or /var/log/messages, or /var/log/syslog. You can also find them in the /proc directory:
Holly crap, I don't know what to do.... I'm running Blag and Libranet and both do the same thing. With Ubuntu (the distro I started with) I just clicked on the icon and I was set. So, I have a hard drive and one cdrw, nothing else in there. I just wanna pull one file off of it and can't, I need a step by step cut and paste kinda thing here...
Please, access terminal and type
input root password
manipulate midnight commander to /etc/fstab file
select fstab file and press F3 to view it.
This file shows your booted devices.
please copy that text and post it here
/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
open terminal again and type
#chmod 666 /dev/hdb*
#chmod 666 /dev/hdc*
Now we will identify your cdrom by typing command
Scroll up and down and see where linux identified your CDrom.
please post the result for future viewing
Okay, that made a lotta stuff come up and I'm not sure what you want me to post from there. Thank you for the help but I still don't know what to type or where to go to find the info on the cd in the drive.