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I am trying to compile a new kernel 2.4.20 and when I finish it won't mount my CDROM or Floppy. I have the file systems in the kernel, am I missing something that needs to be in the kernel? When I try to mount it says you need to specify file system, so I do "mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom" then it says it is an invalid block device!?!? Any suggestions.
Hmmm I am a newbie and I don't think I know what Dev File System is?? I use Reiser FS, and then the floppy and cdrom have their own FS. The distro does use a DEV directory containing all the devices, but I don't remember the kernel compiling had anything to do with that.
Thanks for your help.
Ok, another school of thought here since the DevFS isn't going anywhere:
Did you old kernel use scsi-emulation? Is it possibly a cd burner? There are other things in your kernel you need for your devices to work, not just a filesystem. Look at the ATA/RAID section and make sure you've got cdrom support enabled.
The directory is huge! Not sure if the old Kernel used SCSI emulation, I have nothing that is SCSI on the system. The CDROM is not a CD-Burner, I know that you need to have SCSI enabled for that to work. I have ATA turned on with CDROM support. I don't undertand why it would do this to both CDROM and Floppy disks... What kernel option affects both?
Ok, I recompiled my kernel and set "Include IDE/ATAPI CDROM support" to yes, even though you are not suppose to need this for 1 CDROM drive. I think that fixed my CDROM problem, it is mounting fine now. I still could not mount my floppy drive so I recompiled again including DOS VFAT file system, which I never had included before, and my floppy mounts fine now. Is that the correct FS to compile for a Floppy? I also found a file called Mudules.devfs I think this may have something to do with your DEV fs. What is DEV and where can I find more info on it? Thanks for all your help!!