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I have 2 cd drives on my box. One DVD, and one CDRW. Yesterday the DVD drive was working. I turned the computer off, came back in the morning, and now my CDRW works, but not my DVD drive. (I dont think I can write to my CDRW, but I can read from it). I have searched other forums, and google, and I have not found anything that has helped me with my problem. Anything that might help would be great.
(Im sorry if there are other posts about this here, but the search on this forum wasnt working well when I tried.)
Hello and welcome to LQ So what would you want to know? How to get your DVD drive back or how to configure your CD-RW so that you could write CD's? Ok, I think both would be great. Hmmm... well can you post your /etc/fstab here? That would be a start.
Originally posted by Anti-Gates No, it is IDE. It is on the secondary channel, and I believe it is set to slave. (making it /dev/hdd right?)
Yes. Make sure that the append line refers to /dev/hdd. Also, your CD-RW drive should be /dev/scd0. do an ls -l /dev/scd0 and see what device it points to (since it should be a symbolic link) It should be pointing to /dev/hdd since your burner is secondary slave. if not, delete the symbolic link and enter ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/scd0. you'll also want to make sure that /dev/cdrom points to /dev/hdc, and make the necessary changes in your fstab so /dev/cdrom is mounting as /mnt/cdrom or /mnt/dvd or whatever you want, and /dev/scd0 is mounting as /mnt/cdrw or whatever you want as the CD-RW drive.
My bad, I said it was a symbolic link and I was mistaken (It's not that way on my own system, I don't know why I thought this). Sorry for the confusion. In that case you would want /dev/cdrw to be a symbolic link to /dev/scd0, not to /dev/hdd. Make sure that the append statement in your lilo.conf is referring to /dev/hdd. And if you make any changes to lilo.conf, remember that they won't take place until you run lilo -v (you'll want the "-v" in case there is a problem, like a syntax error in the lilo.conf).