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Old 12-25-2003, 01:47 PM   #1
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Talking would it make sense to have 2 mount point for 1 device?

hihi, brought myself a dvd/cdrw combo drive.

was thinking if i should write 2 mount points on my fstab for that device.

1 is /mnt/cdrom for scsi-ide so that i can burn cd from it

and 1 is /mnt/dvd so i can use it to watch dvd?

so maybe ls /mnt would look something like this:

dvd cdrom

or it really doesn't matter?

thanks for ur opinion
Old 12-25-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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It really doesn't matter, when you mount a data cd, mount it to /mnt/cdrom and when you playing dvds, have it mount to /mnt/dvd but really, you could just make a symlink to /mnt/cdrom called dvd..

I usually just have one mount point for each cd.. /mnt/cdrom and /mnt/cdrom2

One's for the dvd and the other is for the burner.
Old 12-25-2003, 04:31 PM   #3
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thanks trickykid, when watch dvd, xine ,etc software is looking for /dev/dvd, doesn't look like i have it. and i believe i have that enable in my kernel or something.

do i just simply add a symlink /dev/dvd from /dev/cdrom? or do i need additional tricks?

Old 12-27-2003, 12:10 PM   #4
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When I turned off SCSI emulation on my machine (to speed up my DVD playback), I found the /dev/dvd device file had disappeared. I added a symlink of the same name, pointing at /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 and that worked OK, so yeah, that ought to work for you.

(I notice that /dev/cdrom itself points at /dev/cdroms/cdrom0).


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