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Old 09-29-2003, 11:22 AM   #1
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i changed /mnt/cdrom to /mnt/CD-RW - now i've got a problem?!?!


hi,

for organization purposes, i renamed my /mnt/cdrom to /mnt/CD-RW and /mnt/cdrom2 to /mnt/DVD-ROM. now here is the problem, whenever mandrake prompts me to insert an installation cd, it would look into /mnt/cdrom (the default directory for the cd-rom drive).

is there a way to tell mandrake that i have changed the directory name for my cd-rom drive?

by the way, this comes out in mandrake control center where most of the additional installations are made...

thanks
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:40 AM   #2
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thats because you probably didn't ALSO make the changes to the /etc/fstab file...according to that, it still knows the mount points to be cdrom and cdrom2, so until you change the entries in the fstab these errors will re-occur..
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:56 AM   #3
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lol, you can just make a link to the mount point:-
assuming your cdrom drive is hdc and your DVD drive is hdd,
rename everything back to what it was before, open a console and type (as root)
"ln -s /mnt/cdrom /mnt/CD-RW"
"ln -s /mnt/cdrom2 /mnt/DVD-ROM"
that's the simplest solution, you could do it the other way around of course (ln -s /mnt/cd-RW /mnt/cdrom)...
(ln [target] link name)

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Old 09-29-2003, 12:16 PM   #4
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thats because you probably didn't ALSO make the changes to the /etc/fstab file...according to that, it still knows the mount points to be cdrom and cdrom2, so until you change the entries in the fstab these errors will re-occur..
of course i've changed it... no problem with that...
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:18 PM   #5
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lol, you can just make a link to the mount point:-
assuming your cdrom drive is hdc and your DVD drive is hdd,
rename everything back to what it was before, open an console and type (as root)
"ln -s /mnt/cdrom /mnt/CD-RW"
"ln -s /mnt/cdrom2 /mnt/DVD-ROM"
that's the simplest solution, you could do it the other way around of course (ln -s /mnt/cd-RW /mnt/cdrom)...
(ln [target] link name)
is there no other way??? if i would do that, then there won't any sense for me to rename the directory... my aim is to reduce the annoying and irritating numbers in directories
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:33 PM   #6
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whyyyy??
 
Old 09-30-2003, 09:03 AM   #7
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well, just to make things "organized"
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:06 PM   #8
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oh right
 
  


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