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Old 03-24-2005, 02:18 PM   #1
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No CDRW & DVDROM in /dev


I installed Fedora Core 3 on my computer which has 1 CDRW drive & 1 DVDROM drive.
Both drives work in Windows.
The DVDROM drive is used to install FC3 with FC3 cdrom.
Logged in as root, the drives are not found in /dev.
i.e. cd* and dvd* are not found.

Why?

# ls -l /dev/cd*
ls: /dev/cd*: No such file or directory

# ls -l /dev/dvd*
ls: /dev/dvd*: No such file or directory

# ls /dev
adsp fd0H1440 fd0u3520 log par0 ram7 tap15 tty2 tty40 tty61 vcs7
agpgart fd0h1476 fd0u360 loop0 parport0 ram8 tap2 tty20 tty41 tty62 vcsa
arpd fd0h1494 fd0u3840 loop1 parport1 ram9 tap3 tty21 tty42 tty63 vcsa1
audio fd0h1660 fd0u720 loop2 parport2 ramdisk tap4 tty22 tty43 tty7 vcsa2
console fd0h360 fd0u800 loop3 parport3 random tap5 tty23 tty44 tty8 vcsa3
core fd0H360 fd0u820 loop4 port root tap6 tty24 tty45 tty9 vcsa4
cpu fd0h410 fd0u830 loop5 ppp route tap7 tty25 tty46 ttyS0 vcsa5
device-mapper fd0h420 floppy loop6 ptmx route6 tap8 tty26 tty47 ttyS1 vcsa6
dm-0 fd0h720 full loop7 pts rtc tap9 tty27 tty48 ttyS2 vcsa7
dm-1 fd0H720 fwmonitor lp0 ram shm tcpdiag tty28 tty49 ttyS3 VolGroup00
dnrtmsg fd0h880 gpmctl lp1 ram0 skip tty tty29 tty5 ttyS4 xfrm
dri fd0u1040 hda lp2 ram1 snd tty0 tty3 tty50 ttyS5 XOR
dsp fd0u1120 hda1 lp3 ram10 stderr tty1 tty30 tty51 ttyS6 zero
event0 fd0u1440 hda2 MAKEDEV ram11 stdin tty10 tty31 tty52 ttyS7
event1 fd0u1660 hda5 mapper ram12 stdout tty11 tty32 tty53 urandom
fd fd0u1680 hda6 md0 ram13 systty tty12 tty33 tty54 usersock
fd0 fd0u1722 hdc mem ram14 tap0 tty13 tty34 tty55 vcs
fd0CompaQ fd0u1743 hdd mice ram15 tap1 tty14 tty35 tty56 vcs1
fd0d360 fd0u1760 i915 mixer ram2 tap10 tty15 tty36 tty57 vcs2
fd0D360 fd0u1840 initctl mouse0 ram3 tap11 tty16 tty37 tty58 vcs3
fd0D720 fd0u1920 input net ram4 tap12 tty17 tty38 tty59 vcs4
fd0h1200 fd0u2880 ip6_fw nflog ram5 tap13 tty18 tty39 tty6 vcs5
fd0h1440 fd0u3200 kmsg null ram6 tap14 tty19 tty4 tty60 vcs6
 
Old 03-24-2005, 02:43 PM   #2
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They will be either hdb, hdc or hdd. You should be able to tell from dmesg:
dmesg | grep ^hd
 
Old 03-24-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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They are hdc & hdd.
Thank you!

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Originally posted by david_ross
They will be either hdb, hdc or hdd. You should be able to tell from dmesg:
dmesg | grep ^hd
 
  


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