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Old 10-19-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
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HELP! I lost my /dev/cdrom device

I was trying to get my DVD drive to play movies and in trying to make it work, I created a link /dev/cdrom --> /cdrom (my mount point). I wasn't thinking when I did this and now when I removed the link, I lost the device /dev/cdrom. How do I get it back?

Old 10-19-2004, 03:33 PM   #2
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/dev/cdrom is usually ust a link to /dev/hdX where X is your device letter. To find the device name try:
dmesg | grep -i cd
Old 10-19-2004, 09:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response! I got it back and working again.



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