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Old 04-11-2005, 06:54 PM   #1
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slack 10 - moved cdrom - not detected

Hello all, I took out a hard drive and did some rearranging of the devices onto just one IDE cable:

my hard drive remained in the same place (primary master - /dev/hda1 in linux),
no problems with that, but my cd rw was moved from secondary master to primary slave
(it was at /dev/cdrom in linux)
is there a way to detect this cd rw and make it the new /dev/cdrom?
##### EDIT ####
# I discovered the cd rw is actually living at /dev/hdb now
#This is good, I can use the drive , but I would still like to know
#if it is possible to turn /dev/hdb into /dev/cdrom

Last edited by AM1SHFURN1TURE; 04-11-2005 at 07:38 PM.
Old 04-11-2005, 07:44 PM   #2
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ln -sf /dev/hdb /dev/cdrom
/dev/cdrom is a symlink (lets say a shortcut in windoze word).
Old 04-11-2005, 10:19 PM   #3
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half_elf thank you, having a look in the man pages of ln, this looks like something really simple.
Ahhh windoze world, the world I'm trying so hard to forget


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