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Old 07-21-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
Tyke
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CD/DVD drive not detected


I'm having a bit of a problem with Slackware 10. I'm a complete N00b to linux, so I apologise if this is a staggeringly obvious question.

I have a DVD drive and CDRW drive. Both are on the same IDE cable, CDRW is master, DVD is slave. Slackware is only seeing the CDRW. My FSTAB looks like this:

/dev/hda2 swap
/dev/hda1 /
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
devpts /dev/pts
proc /proc


Now, if I unplug the CDRW and set the DVD to master, it gets detected and the FSTAB looks the same. I can also have the CDRW by itself, and FSTAB looks the same again. But will never detect both drives at once.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks
 
Old 07-21-2004, 10:41 PM   #2
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Make sure the motherboard BIOS is set for auto configuration on the slave for that IDE controller where the DVD drive is connected.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 10:54 PM   #3
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It is set to auto. Also, both drives worked fiine in Windows before I formatted the machine.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 01:48 AM   #4
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Linux will not automatically setup your drives. You have to do that yourself. Using /dev/cdrom is not very predictable, but using /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd is. Change your fstab from

dev/hda2 swap
/dev/hda1 /
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
devpts /dev/pts
proc /proc

to

dev/hda2 swap
/dev/hda1 /
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
/dev/hdd /mnt/dvd
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
devpts /dev/pts
proc /proc

You have to make the directory /mnt/dvd yourself as su or root. You can then make symbolic links as /dev/cdrom and /dev/dvd.

If your CD and DVD drives is not /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd, check dmesg.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 01:12 PM   #5
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Got it working now. Had my fingers crossed when I rebooted after I modified the FSTAB, but everything is present and correct now.

Thanks for all the help.
 
  


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