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Old 08-26-2003, 08:44 PM   #1
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Won't see CD-RW

Loaded SuSE 8.2 and everything went well. Saw the Hdd both cd's, (1 is a cd-rw) after a restart, the cd-rw is no longer there on the boot screen, or listed on the Desktop, is this Linux which I doubt, or do I need to adjust my bios, clear cmos, and restart. I did see the cd-rw listed with the cd but closed the window before I could make a note of where it was listed in Linux.
Old 08-26-2003, 10:43 PM   #2
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Did you change anything regarding the cdrom before your restart? One thing in particular is that you can't use the write capabilities of a cd-rw without SCSI emulation. Therefore, as far as your concerned the drive will become a SCSI device and as such will be called something like /dev/scd0 or /dev/sr0 instead of /dev/hdd. So, if you did anything SCSI emulation-wise you'll have to change the /dev/cdrom symlink to point to the new device. This does not happen all by itself, though. You have to actively make it happen. So if you haven't done anything SCSI then that's probably not your problem. Just to double check, though, you could run the command "mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 <mount point>". Where <mount point> is something like "/cdrom" or "/mnt/cdrom". It can be any empty directory but the directory has to exist (it will not be created automatically). If that doesn't work, try changing "sr0" to "scd0" or incrementing the number a few times (ie sr1, sr2, etc).

If one of those works, you'll have to change your /dev/cdrom symlink to point to the right device. To do this you'll have to delete the old one "rm /dev/cdrom" (as root) and then make a new one "ln -s sr0 cdrom" (as root while in the /dev directory). From then on you can mount the cdrom by typing "mount <mount point>" assuming your fstab file is configured correctly.

Another reason this could be not working properly is if you changed something in your /etc/fstab file. If all the stuff above doesn't work, then post that file here and let us have a gander at it.
Old 08-27-2003, 07:36 PM   #3
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Nothing I am aware of just a simple restart, I did finally change the cable and the bios saw it, when it finished loading the cd-rw was back so it wasn't SuSE it was a cable. It is listed as an scsi device and has /dev/cdrecorder(/media/cdrecorder)
Thanks for your help


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