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Old 08-06-2006, 12:31 AM   #1
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Cdrom help


Hi, I have an old Dell Latitude Cpi with a Dvd rom drive in one of its bays. Its too slow to run a gui and im fine with that but I can't get it to mount the dvd drive. It says its not like in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab. Heres my Fstab. Any ideas?
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0

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Old 08-06-2006, 01:16 AM   #2
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I saw this in my dmesg output

hdc: Samsung CD-RW/DVD-ROM SN-324B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 23579136 sectors (12072 MB) w/418KiB Cache, CHS=23392/16/63, UDMA(33)
hda: cache flushes not supported
hda: hda1 hda2
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)

However when I try to mount /dev/hdc I get teh same error
Cand find /dev/hdc in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
 
Old 08-06-2006, 03:21 AM   #3
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What FC?(1-6) What kernel? My old DVD rom would not work properly as the slave device.(slave or master?) FC5 prefers /media/diskname.

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Old 08-06-2006, 03:38 AM   #4
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Fedora core 5. Newest kernel. I dont know the number off the top of my head but its a 2.6 I dont know whether its slave or master. Im guessing master since I ran the install disk off of it.
 
Old 08-06-2006, 12:23 PM   #5
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There have been a series of issues with the 2.16.17 series kernels. A rollback to the last 2.6.16 kernel may clear up the issue. On some motherboards you can boot to a slave drive( I do not know about the Tyan) mine you could but it would not funtion properly after install(I does not make sense to me either). You are running the smp kernel? There also has been some issues with this drives firmware in the past. I think current firmware is u101.

To compare to my dmesg:

Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdc: HL-DT-STDVDRRW GSA-4166B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 512KiB
hda: 488397168 sectors (250059 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=30401/255/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes supported
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4 < hda5 >
hdc: ATAPI 48X DVD-ROM DVD-R-RAM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20

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Old 08-06-2006, 12:40 PM   #6
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Not running an smp kernel. I have a dell latitude d300xt. Do I have to complile that kernel from source or is there some tidy rpm that Fedora has somewhere? I am running fedora core 5. Thank you for your help
 
Old 08-06-2006, 04:17 PM   #7
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No, the kernel is available via yum. Are the specs in your sig for the machine that we are talking about? Offhand I do not know what a dell latitude d300xt is. If not you might want to note that to eliminate any confusion.

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Old 08-06-2006, 05:53 PM   #8
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Oh whoops. No ignore my signature. Thats my desktop.
Heres the specifications for my dell latitude laptop
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...ojav/specs.htm
 
Old 08-06-2006, 07:33 PM   #9
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Ok, smp kernel for desktop is a yes, for notebook no. I was kind of wondering what your speed expectations were if you thought your dual cpu was to slow for gnome.

Have you checked your drives firmware? Tried rolling back to the 2.6.16 kernel? You system (including HAL) are fully updated?

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Old 08-07-2006, 12:16 PM   #10
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My system is fully updated but ill try rolling back the kernel and drive firmware. Thanks for your help!
 
  


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