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Old 12-23-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
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Best upgrade approach

384 RAM
FC 2
I have a seperate /home partition for my personal stuff.

I just installed a new nvidia gforce FX 5200 video card and added a dvd r/w. I am having issues with not being able to play dvd videos. /dev/dvd is not found.
LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
LABEL=/home             /home                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hda1               /mnt/win_c              vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hdb5               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto    noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom2             /mnt/cdrom1             udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/hdb3 / ext3 rw 0 0
none /proc proc rw 0 0
none /sys sysfs rw 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs rw 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext3 rw 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/hdb2 /home ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat rw,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
sunrpc /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs rpc_pipefs rw 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom udf ro,nosuid,nodev,user=ox 0 0
Installing the video card was a major headache. I did play LOTR vcd without too much trouble with mplayer. I also have the FC 3 cd's ready to do an upgrade.
What would be the best approach to get my system upgraded and working?

Should I do a clean install on /root and hope everything goes right or simply upgrade with the present system configuration?
Any help is appreciated.
Old 12-23-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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If I were you, I'd do a clean install. But it's your call.

About dvd missing, you have to do a symbolic link to dvd-device called /dev/dvd.

su -
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

Last edited by mjuhannus; 12-23-2004 at 01:56 PM.
Old 12-24-2004, 02:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. The -s link worked great.

I really prefer doing a clean install but the nvidia drivers seem to be giving most FC users real fits. I've been searching the net for a cohesieve way of installing the drivers but it seems there are serious issues.


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