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Old 02-18-2002, 05:53 AM   #1
lynch
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cant determine filesystem


Installed SuSE 7.1 with a cd drive and a burner.Had to manually set up scsi emulation so I could run XCD-Roast.All that works fine-I can burn cds.
My problem is when I try to mount either device,I get:
cd drive-error saying input/output error:could not determine filesystem,nor was one specified.
In /etc/fstab the fs type is "auto."
cd burner-error:special device /cdrecorder does not exist.I did the:
ln -s /dev/scda /dev/cdrecorder
Apparently,it didnt take.I tried changing things in the icons properties but no go,so I changed them back.Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2002, 06:05 AM   #2
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HI

sometimes the respective modules to support a filesystem are not loaded pls run

depmod -a as root

the modules info wil be updated and You should be able to use your respective filesystems

Hope this helps
 
Old 02-19-2002, 05:25 AM   #3
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Thanks,Aaron.I tried that and now my cd drive is not recognized as a valid block device.And my cd-r is still non-existant. When I did a re-boot my console log said"kernel:hda,couldnt find module i."So it's off to read the logs to see if I can find out somthing
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Old 02-21-2002, 02:42 PM   #4
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update

I had my symlinks all screwed up.I removed the bad ones and did an:
ln -s /dev/xxx /xxx
and everything is working again
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