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Old 07-18-2005, 03:49 AM   #1
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optical drive help

Hello all, I have a bit of a problem. I don't know what how to get my CDR/W DVDR/W drive working under Mandrakelinux 10.1. Basically i have no clue as to what to call it in the fstab, nor can i find it in the /dev folder i think it supposed to be hdc (it's on the Secondary Master), as i have three hard disks and the multi-optical drive. I have the optical drive on secondary master and the linux HDD on the secondary slave (used to be windows) does this matter? This problem seems almost identical to thanto_'s problem except that it is a multifunctional drive. Thanks guys!

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Old 07-18-2005, 04:13 AM   #2
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Well, the secondary master *would* usually be /dev/hdc. What does "ls -l /dev | grep hd" show?

Also, if you're using a 2.4 kernel and scsi emulation is at work, it'll have a SCSI designation instead.

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Old 07-18-2005, 04:31 AM   #3
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Cheers for the reply oneandoneis2,
ls -l /dev | grep hd shows,
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 0 Jul 18 2005 hda
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 1 Jul 18 2005 hda1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 64 Jul 18 2005 hdb
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 65 Jul 18 2005 hdb1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22, 64 Jul 18 2005 hdd
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22, 65 Jul 18 2005 hdd1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22, 66 Jul 18 2005 hdd2
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22, 69 Jul 18 2005 hdd5
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22, 70 Jul 18 2005 hdd6
I used auto-allocate for partitioning i was in a bit of a hurry.
It seems Mandrakelinux 10.1 ships with the 2.6.8 kernal build, if this helps any.
fstab does show this after re-install:
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0022,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
.....but unfortunately there is no such device. I tried creating one but it didn't have any effect.

Last edited by lucent; 07-18-2005 at 05:32 AM.


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