Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-24-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Raw devices boot up error

I had to take a picture of my screen to figure out what this line was at boot up. Let me know if this is something I can correct. It's toward the end, right after, "Starting adt [ OK ]". The next line is: "Assigning raw devices:Cannot open master raw device '/dev/rawctl' (No such file or directory)"

Thanks in advance.
Old 01-25-2007, 12:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,461

Rep: Reputation: 184Reputation: 184
You can safely ignore that error message. It refers to using a dvd drive or cdrom as a "raw device" as opposed to a "block device". You have to have certain modules loaded to do that which aren't loaded by default. You normally won't have any need to use your optical drive as a raw device so you don't need to worry about it. I get the same error message.
Old 01-25-2007, 03:24 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
That's good to know. Thanks, kilgoretrout.


boot, devices, raw

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what is the different btw raw devices and block devices yenonn Linux - General 2 02-10-2006 09:34 PM
Raw devices in Fedora 4 OraFrank Fedora 1 12-09-2005 11:03 PM
assigning raw devices: error when going to init3 GlennsPref Mandriva 1 11-25-2004 09:03 PM
Raw devices gauol Linux - General 2 09-23-2004 02:01 PM
Raw Devices rajar11 Linux - Newbie 4 06-16-2004 01:36 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration