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Old 01-18-2004, 03:34 PM   #1
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updating /etc/fstab


when bootin iv just noticed it says

updating /etc/fstab cannot stat /dev/cdrom no such file or directory is this why my cd rom isnt workin and is there any way to fix it ?
 
Old 01-18-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
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What distro are you using? (I'd hate it
if my distro decided to do things like that
on my behalf during a normal boot, btw,
that's just as evil as winDOHs ;})...

That message probably just means that
you haven't got a symlink from your
physical device (/dev/hd?, /dev/scd?)
to /dev/cdrom ...


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 01-18-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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redhat 9 shrike i686 and there is no cd rom detected at all when i boot into gnome or KDE
 
Old 01-18-2004, 04:24 PM   #4
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aslo the dvd and cdrom flashes red from the console

[j@dhcp-194-1986063 j]$ ls -l /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Dec 28 02:02 /dev/dvd -> cdrom
 
Old 01-18-2004, 05:11 PM   #5
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Do an

ls -l /dev/cdrom

and see if it's pointing to /dev/hdd or whatever as mentioned

if not try linking it

ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/cdrom
 
Old 01-18-2004, 07:19 PM   #6
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tried the command you said in the console and i didnt get any errors but i rebooted and still get the same error about no such file or directory ,.....
 
Old 01-18-2004, 08:15 PM   #7
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What was the output from the commands that looking_lost posted?
 
Old 01-20-2004, 01:35 PM   #8
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finally got it working just did the command mount /dev/scd0 and everything works fine now thanks for the help
 
  


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