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My CDR drive is not reading the disks that I wrote to from my CD-RW drive(from Win2000). Saying that it's empty. I'm trying to read them from the CD-RW device itself. I'm running RH7.2 and I believe it loaded the drivers for my HP 8200e CD-RW. However, I've been trying to mount it and can't figure out what device it is. Would it be under USB? Anyway, I think I could figure out what to do if I could either get which device it is or where the lilo boot log is saved. Thank in advance.
I'm only stabbing in the dark, here, but I'd guess that you'd need a couple of drivers.
Most USB storage devices require the usb-storage (and possible scsi) modules. You could try modprobing for them and see what happens. If it works, the device you would be looking for is probably going to be /dev/sd?.
Thanks Thymox. This site has been very helpful so far.
I have the usb-storage.o module. I did a usbview on the command prompt and got a lot of information about both the Root Hub and the CD-Writer. I'm ninety-nine percent sure that I have all the modules ready to go. If I could just find out the device name. I think you are right about SD* but there is a neverending list. Do you know how to, or where to get a printout of the list lilo spits out as the kernel's loading?
ok, i checked out www.linux-usb.org. It had alot of good advice about usb storage and found an entry to append to fstab. I tried it out and get this message:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on scd0,
or too many mounted file systems
I have the filetype as iso9660. I also noticed that during the boot process and fstab was updated, there was a new device added, cdrom1 which points to my cd-rw device( scd0) i get the same message when i try to mount cdrom1. with this said, 2 questions:
1) does anyone know what filesystem it wants?
2) is this message because i created the cd under WIN2000?
If the disc itself is a CD-R, then make sure that you've got everything you need, like the Joilet stuff. If it's a CD-RW disc, then you'll need to check out the [u]UDF[/i] things. The way that CDRWs are written, to some extent, depends on the software used. If you used a proper package, like Nero or Easy CD, then you should be OK. If you used that thing where you can drag 'n' drop files onto the CD, then you may run into problems.
actually, my pc set it up as scd0 which, i'm guessing is the default for scsi cd. the usb site also had the device as scd0.
actually, it turns out that i can't read the same cd on the win2000 pc that i made it on. it appears that i have problem besides the device. I'll keep reading through my books. Thanks for all the help Thymox.