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Old 05-26-2002, 03:42 AM   #1
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symlinks..


I cant get my dvd to play cds, so i decided to check everything again, and this is what i get:

nskl@FatAss:~$ ls -la /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 May 5 18:57 /dev/dvd -> /dev/hdv
nskl@FatAss:~$ ls -la /dev/hdv
/bin/ls: /dev/hdv: No such file or directory

As you can see /dev/dvd points to a non existing device /dev/hdv. Now i know my dvd is /dev/hdc and this seems odd to me.
Should i just change the dvd syumlink to point to /dev/hdc or is there a special reason that it's pointing to a non existing /dev/hdv?
Thanks for any help...
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Old 05-26-2002, 04:17 AM   #2
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just a probably stupid idea:

could it be somebody's typo that caused the symlink entry to be hdv instead of hdc?
because on most keyboards 'c' and 'v' are neighbours...

in which case you could just change the symlink.

pse xcuse if too stupid! ;-)
 
Old 05-26-2002, 01:57 PM   #3
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hmm, i dont think so since the symlinks were made during the installation by the system itself... I also found out /dev/cdrom is symlinked to /dev/hdc which is the dvd while the cdrom is /dev/hdd. I guess i need to update these symlinks so to get:
/dev/dvd >> /dev/hdc
/dev/cdrom >> /dev/hdd
I would just like to make sure that /dev/hdv isnt maybe especiaklly reserved for dvd or something although i doubt it...
Thanks for help
 
Old 05-26-2002, 05:35 PM   #4
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no, replace it, it's fine
 
  


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