First off, glad I found this site. Thanks LinuxQuestions.org.
I installed SuSE 8.1 Pro on a generic box (AMD Athlon XP 1.6, 512MB RAM, 2 HDs - 8GB and 20GB, DVD drive). When I initially installed it I had a problem with it concerning the CDR drive I had. The install from the CD drive worked great, but when I booted I got the msg "hdc: bad special flag: 0x03". The system would allow me to access the CD once, maybe twice, and then it would hang - HARD. It froze with blinking lights on the keyboard.
I tried installing a generic DVD drive I have to see if it "liked" that better, and reran the install (plus I wanted to install from DVD
). Once again the installer used the DVD drive with no issues for the install, but when it was finished and I rebooted I got the same error.
I did a ton of research in the SuSE support site, and finally found a suggestion to load cdrom and ide-cd to the initrd_modules var in the sysconfig (as suggested here: http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/81_ide-scsi.html
). I did this, and the error went away, and I do seem to be able to use the drive now, BUT the hardward app in KDE shows TWO DVD drives on my box. It showed this before - one with a wrench indicating config, and one with a red X. Now, after loading these new modules, one has a wrench and one has a green check. But on my desktop I have a link to two DVD drives, and I only have one.
My questions are:
Did I do the "right" fix? Is there something else I should have done? What can I do to remove the second listing for the DVD? Should I worry about it?
BTW, I still have some stability issues (it is still freezing up occasionally), and I am not sure if this is related or not.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.