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I've just installed Slackware 10.0 on a USB hard drive attached to an IBM T30. I've got everything working except the CDROM. When I try to mount I get -
root@darkstar:~# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device
when I cdrecord -scanbus I get -
root@darkstar:~# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord 2.00.3 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 Jörg Schilling
cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open '/dev/pg*'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'. Make sure you are root.
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
The appropriate section in my lilo.conf looks like -
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda1
label = Linux
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
Just curious. IF this is a cdrom and not a cdrw why did you append ide-scsi in lilo? YOu state yourself it works without the append. The only reason generally to do that to the device is to get scsi emulation working to burn cds.