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asugg 12-01-2009 10:14 PM

Acidrip DVD /dev/dvd does not exist?
I have been attempting to rip a DVD and have the slightest clue to why they path is not being displayed on Acidrip. I have attempted to find the path and I am not able to. I am wondering if I dont have the correct driver or what? I read something about mounting? Could this be the problem I am running into? Any help please

Sonneteer 12-02-2009 12:06 AM

/dev/dvd is usually a symbolic link to the real device file. On my computer /dev/dvd is a link to /dev/sr0. Try searching your boot log for the dvd device:

dmesg | grep dvd
and then create the link accordingly if it is there.

asugg 12-02-2009 12:20 AM

Thank you for the help. What do you mean boot log? And also how do you create the file link from there?

Sonneteer 12-03-2009 10:34 PM

In a terminal type "dmesg | grep dvd" The dmesg command prints out your bootup messages, piping it through grep helps to find what we are looking for (in this case, the dvd drive).
On my computer, the output looks like this:
[ 1.865754] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 40x/40x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
To create the link I would then enter the following:

sudo ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/dvd
(substitute sr0 for the device name you found in the previous step.)

resetreset 12-06-2009 10:28 AM

I *think*, though I'm not sure, that if your DVD drive is already mounted, programs which access it raw (I don't know what Acid RIp is, but why aren't you just using dd, wouldn't that be enough everybody?) would prolly fail - that might be your problem.

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