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Old 07-21-2006, 03:06 PM   #1
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I do not have any drives (other then mine) located in /dev/


After I installed Cedega, I have realized that the drives that I created in /mnt/ during installtion do not link to anything. I checked /dev/ and noticed that there are no drives (dvd,cdrw,cdrom) whatsoever. At the moment I'm guessing this is a kernel issue and I may not have built into the kernel the hardware support. But just so to make sure if it happens to not be the case, what could it be? Running Gentoo, Dell Inspiron E1505 custom, CD-RW/DVD combo drive. Thanks in advance!
 
Old 07-21-2006, 03:37 PM   #2
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What about hda, hdb, sda or something? These are your drives.
 
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Just sda with the corresponding partitions for my hard drive. I don't see anything else. (sdb, sdc)
 
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ls /sys/block
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Are drivers needed/present?
 
Old 07-22-2006, 11:58 AM   #5
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After spending several hours looking into the problem, I finaly figured what the problem was. First off, there were options in the kernel that I did not check off. I don't remember what they were, I'll look back at it after my work is done and reply with what it was. Second, when I plugged in any sort of usb drive, it did not seem to be recognized. I noticed that fstab had shown the mount point for any usb device as /dev/sdb, and not sdb1. I also did not know that there are drives for a usb drive, a new mouse, or etc. until one is inserted in, in which case one is created, and dmesg says where the new device is located. I don't remember something like that happening before, but it works now.

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