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Old 10-27-2003, 08:48 AM   #1
twoton
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CD-RW's


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:

/dev/scd0

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
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/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
 
  


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