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Old 04-02-2003, 05:51 AM   #1
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Audocd's play in my dvd player but dvd's do not

audio cd's play in my dvd player,

ls -la /dev/cdrom
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 13 Apr 1 19:56 /dev/cdrom -> cdroms/cdrom0

ls -la /dev/dvd
ls: /dev/dvd: No such file or directory

So does this mean I need to somehow link /dev/dvd to /dev/cdroms/cdrom0

my /etc/fstab looks like this

/dev/BOOT /boot ext3 noauto,noatime $/dev/ROOT / ext3 noatime $/dev/SWAP none swap sw $/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro $proc /proc proc defaults $

Old 04-02-2003, 09:14 PM   #2
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I created a sym link from /dev/hdd (my dvd drive) to /dev/dvd and this seemed to work for me atleast.
Old 04-03-2003, 11:39 AM   #3
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If your dvd software is trying to use /dev/dvd then yes linking /dev/dvd to your dvd drive should do it. Conversely you could simply tell your dvd software to use /dev/cdrom.

If that doesn't get it for you post with some system details please.

/dev/BOOT /boot ext3 noauto,noatime $/dev/ROOT / ext3 noatime $/dev/SWAP none swap sw $/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro $proc /proc proc defaults $
Is this what your fstab actually looks like? It's kind of a mess.


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