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Old 03-29-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question Adding a DVD ROM in Slack 9.1


Im using Slackware 9.1
I have a MSI CD-Burner
This is mounted as /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

Slackware was installed from the DVD.

I also have a DVD ROM.
How do i detect it, & create a mount point for it?

Havent found anything that actually ansers this
Thanks
 
Old 03-29-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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There should be link '/dev/dvd' that points to probably /dev/hdb or /dev/hdc. In not, then as root
Code:
ln -s /dev/hdx /dev/dvd
where hdx is your DVD-ROM drive. Then add this line to your /etc/fstab
Code:
/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd auto noauto,user,ro 0 0
Finally, create the mount point as root
Code:
mkdir /mnt/dvd
 
Old 03-29-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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Thank you, works like a charm.
I can finally use stuff from my Linux format DVD's,
thanks as well for the prompt response, u ansered it in like an hour of posting.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 04:23 PM   #4
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There was already a soft link in /dev/dvd but it was to my cd-rw
i deleted it & created a soft link to dev/hdd
added it to my fstab and then it works.

exact info
rm /dev/dvd
ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/dvd
mkdir /mnt/dvd
added /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd auto noauto,user,ro 0 0 to my fstab.
 
  


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