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Old 09-23-2003, 01:40 AM   #1
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cdrom detection problam

my Ide cdrom is being detected as a scsi not Ide. How do I get it to detect it as an ide. What most often causes this. I am running mandrake 7.2 And running my cdrom as slave on second cable.
Old 09-23-2003, 03:03 AM   #2
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I can speak for Mandrake 9.1, but I'm not sure to what extent this is applicable to Mandrake 7.2. A drive connected as slave on the IDE secondary channel should show up as /dev/hdd. If your cdrom is being presented as a scsi device, then you probably have an entry in the 'append=' line in /etc/lilo.conf of 'hdd=ide-scsi'. Remove this entry to have your cdrom drive appear as an ide device. So, if the line in /etc/lilo.conf looks like:

append="quiet devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off"

then change it with a text editor, as root, to read:

append="quiet devfs=mount acpi=off"

Then open a console as root and run the command:


This will re-configure your bootloader to ignore the scsi configuration for your cdrom. When you next re-boot, the new configuration will become activated.

Why is it a problem for you? It is not uncommon for cdrom drives to be emulated as a scsi drive. What specifically is it preventing you from doing?
Old 09-23-2003, 08:52 PM   #3
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Ok! let me start at the beginning when I first load this thing. I can't get access to my cdrom. when I look at it has a picture of a padlock on it. If I play around with my permissions I can get it to go to /mnt/cdrom but that shows up as an empty directory. Evan if I have a cd in it. looking around in here thats the only thing I can find that I thought might effect it. can't find anything about that problam looking at the man pages or searching this furrom. I also have the same problam with my floppy drive. Do you have any sugestions what my problam might be.


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