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Old 02-10-2002, 12:49 AM   #1
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RH7.2 has no cdrom support?


I just loaded this distro onto my P 233 machine but after the installation when I get into Gnome. I found out for some reason linux wont recognize my cdrom drive. Ive tried the mount command on a few different options such /mnt/cdrom, /dev/cdrom, and /dev/hdc. I even tried to create links to some of them but all I got was file does not exist or a message saying that the device is not a valid block device. I figured somehow linux forgot to load cdrom drivers during install so a I compiled a custom kernel and made sure anything that had to do with cdrom support was included but after rebooting to the new kernel I still have the same problem. Could anyone shed some light on my dilemma? The installation was done from the cd so I find it weird it cant see it now.
 
Old 02-10-2002, 01:29 AM   #2
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mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom .this should work for data cd's
 
Old 02-10-2002, 01:46 AM   #3
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Ok I tried that but it told me that /dev/hdc is not a valid block device. What does that mean?
 
Old 02-10-2002, 02:03 AM   #4
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what type of cd are you trying to use? music or data
 
Old 02-10-2002, 06:45 AM   #5
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Im trying to use a data cd.
 
Old 02-10-2002, 08:52 AM   #6
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as root enter depmod -ae if that works then go here: http://www.redhat.com/support/resources/gotchas/7.2/ for instructions (about half way down the page)
 
Old 02-10-2002, 12:09 PM   #7
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Okay thanx for the help people rshaw's post did the trick.
 
  


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