Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-27-2003, 08:48 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Red Hat Linux 9
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0

I'm using Red Hat Linux 9 with the KDE gui.
When the machine boots up, it recognizes that I have a CD-RW drive, because one of the boot up lines reads:

hdc: CD-RW ATAPI ...........

In /etc/fstab, the CD line reads:

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

which seems kind of strange, since its not a cdrom.

Anyway, the hardware brouser shows:


Anyone know if /etc/fstab needs to be changed?

Second question.........................................................................

In trying to set up xcdroast, it says that I don't have an image file. How do I create one or find it and put it where it can be recognized?

A special thanks to megaspaz who's advice got my floppy drive recognized.
Old 10-27-2003, 10:13 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,799

Rep: Reputation: 281Reputation: 281Reputation: 281
/dev/cdrom is usually just a dynamic link to a hardware device file like /dev/hdx or /dev/scd0. Try to trace down where it links to using "ls -l /dev/cdrom". There may be some intermediary links to other link files before you get to an actual hardware device file. Also, check your boot loader config file to see if your cd-rw is running under scsi emulation; if it is there should be something like "hdx=ide-scsi" on the append line. If it is running under scsi emulation as it needs to be for cd writng, it should be listed if you run as root:

# cdrecord -scanbus


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lite-On LTR-40125S only burns cd-rw's not cd-r's corso64 Fedora 0 02-03-2005 10:49 AM
How do I get my CD-RW's to work? bad_andy Slackware 8 02-03-2005 12:05 AM
Exploding CD-RW's...... Jonny_Michaels Linux - Hardware 14 05-08-2004 05:24 PM
Does Redhat 9.0 support writing multisession CD-R/CD-RW's? Tommi Linux - General 4 06-25-2003 02:33 PM
CD-R/RW's neo77777 General 6 07-13-2002 03:44 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration