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Old 04-05-2002, 01:26 PM   #1
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retarded desktop cdrom link


I'm running redhat 7.2 w/ KDE as my wm, and am having few problems...the goofiest (maybe i'm just lame =]) is this:

i had to manually install scsi emulation to burn cds w/ my acer atapi burner by editing modules.conf and lilo.conf. fine - now i can burn cds.

however if i try to access it via point and click desktop icon i get errors..like "error mounting block device. bad fs..blah blah". so i change the properties and set it from /dev/cdrom to /dev/scd0. same crap, however i can mount it from a terminal window FINE!
and after it's mounted then the icon opens up konqueror to browse just like normal!

also if i add a new cdrom device to the desktop via right-click and set it's properties to scd0, that works (i think..can't remember). If i delete the default icon it's ok for the session...till i reboot and there it is again! AND when i cahnge the one that's automatically there, when i reboot it is reset to /dev/cdrom!!

another note - i did some looking in /dev and see that /dev/cdrom is just a link to /dev/hdc, but it won't let me change the link destination even as root! i don't know if that'd slove it anyway.

Soo..after babbling, what i want is to be able to click on the cdrom icon and it work (aka open and mount the proper device - /dev/scd0 after emulatoin).

thanks
 
Old 04-05-2002, 02:19 PM   #2
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Try removing the /dev/cdrom symlink all together and then create a new one:

cd /dev
ln -s scd0 cdrom

It may be a case of one of those silly hardware inits changing things each time you boot, like kudzu. I don't know why it's even there. But that should point you to the scsi emulated drive.
 
Old 04-05-2002, 02:32 PM   #3
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thanks i'll try that
 
Old 04-08-2002, 08:35 AM   #4
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sorry - would've replied sooner but i don't have internet access at home now.

that didn't work - rebooted and the old /dev/cdrom link to /dev/hdc was still there. gotta be something before that...
does anyone else have this problem??
 
Old 04-10-2002, 01:29 PM   #5
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is anybody out there?
 
Old 04-11-2002, 08:16 PM   #6
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Create a new link -cdrw- with "ln -s /dev/scd0 cdrw" and add an entry for scd0 to /etc/fstab.
 
  


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