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Old 03-01-2005, 08:52 AM   #1
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dvd drive not accesible on suse 9.2


Hi,

I am using Suse 9.2 on a Pentium 4 with 1gig of ram.
I just installed 9.2 and my dvd drive and my cd recorder stopped working. Whenever I try to access them, nothing happens. I can't unmount them or mount them, I just get an error saying that the drive is already mounted.

here is some additional information:
# mount -v
/dev/hdc4 on / type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620,gid=5)
/dev/hdc1 on /windows/C type ntfs (ro,noexec,nosuid,nodev,gid=100,umask=0002,nls=utf8)
/dev/hdd1 on /windows/D type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,gid=100,umask=0002,iocharset=utf8)
/dev/hda on /media/dvd type subfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid,iocharset=utf8)
/dev/hdb on /media/cdrecorder type subfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid,iocharset=utf8)

#cat /etc/fstab
/dev/hdc4 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hdc1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdd1 /windows/D vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdc3 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/hda /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdb /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

any help will be appreciated.
Gregor
 
Old 03-01-2005, 11:35 AM   #2
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For some reason it looks like SuSE has mounted one of your hard drives to the DVD mount place, try adding another folder called DVD2 to the /media folder and add a line in your /etc/fstab that looks like

/dev/dvd /media/dvd2 subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid, nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

or if you have a combo drive add:

/dev/cdrecorder /media/dvd2 subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid, nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

Then try to mount the disk.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 11:58 AM   #3
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I don't think that is it. /dev/dvd is a just a link to /dev/hda, so it should not make a difference.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 12:48 PM   #4
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You could try to mount the classical way (avoid subfs).
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...rom_subfs.html

HenchmenResourc has a good point: if hda and hdb are your disc drives, they are on the first IDE controler?! This is rather unusual, but maybe not the problem. Does /dev/cdrecorder points to /dev/hdb?
 
Old 03-01-2005, 12:57 PM   #5
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you are right that is pretty unusual, I did nto think about it.
switching the cable should take care of this.

yes the cdrecorder is /dev/hdb.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 01:05 PM   #6
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How do you try to acces the drives? Do you use the icons on yor desktop? Maybe they point to the devicelinks (dvd/cdrecorder) instead of the devices (hda/hdb).
 
Old 03-01-2005, 01:45 PM   #7
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Ok I just checked my harware info on my system (YaST --> Hardware --> Hardware Info) and it lists my DVD drive as /dev/hdc but in my fstab it is listed as /dev/dvd. So I would try changing your fstab to point to /dev/dvd as this may be a pointer that tells the system to treat the device located at /dev/hda as an optical drive.

If you change that and it doesn't work change it back and let us know.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 03:00 PM   #8
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Ok, it works now. I changed the cable so the hard disks sit on the first controller. Also I changed the /dev/hda to /dev/dvd

thanks,
Gregor
 
  


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