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Old 02-08-2004, 07:05 AM   #1
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Change Standard CD Drive


Hi everybody,

yet another noobie question: I have two CD-Rom drives, one regular one and a 4x burner. Thing is that the regular one is kinda not that great and stuff, so I usually just work with my burner because it reads more CDs error-free. Anyway, the regular CD drive is mounted as CD-Rom while the burner is mounted as CD-Rom2. I want to change that order since many programs (like some ripping utilities, etc.) always look for CD-Rom not CD-Rom2. How can I do this? My system is Mandrake 9.2 runnig KDE3.1.

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Old 02-08-2004, 07:23 AM   #2
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open /etc/fstab and chaneg the reference around in there. most higher level programs will use that file for their configuration too.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 02:23 PM   #3
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Okay, please help me one more time here, this "vi" thingy is driving me crazy. So I need to edit that file you showed me, but if I just pop it open in KEdit I cannot save it (permission denied). I tried vi but that is just a tad to user-unfriendly for your average linux niewbe. Is there a way to tell KEdit (or any other GUI based editor) that I am the man with the root password, so I can change my files in a more user friendly fashion?

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Old 02-08-2004, 02:25 PM   #4
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In a terminal, type su then enter. Then enter the root password. Then type kedit. Once you have edited the file and closed kedit, type exit to stop being root.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:16 PM   #5
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Whoa! That was easy! I'm impressed! Thank you very much mate, file is changed, and ready to go! This whole Linux stuff is still rather new to me but I am very impressed with this OS I must say. A bit more of fiddling and I think I will just stick with it!

Thanks both of you!

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