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Old 09-04-2004, 03:26 PM   #1
ragavgomatam
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dvd/cd problems


HI,

I had my DVD/CDWriter working normally with SuSE 9.0...I made a change in my computer. The change that I made was to allow the computer to use multiple hard disks by
pulling out one & installing another....

This caused my DVD/CDWriter to failed to be detected by Suse 9.0.....the following is
the error when I try to mount the CDWriter :-

Could not mount device :

mount:/dev/cdrecorder is not a valid block device


I checked my /etc/fstab entry & it is as follows :-

/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0

and cdrecorder is a sym link to sr0...

However if I do a dmesg on cdrecorder the dvd/cdrecorder is not all detected.....

This is quite frustrating...Any clues/help would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 03:37 PM   #2
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If your cdrecorder is still on the same ide controller, you might be able to mount it by doing:

mount /dev/hdX /media/cdrecorder

where X is the letter of this drive. You can try with c and d, most likely to be right. But b is an option, too.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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DVD/CD mount problems in SuSe 9.0

Hi,
Thanks for your reply..I tried the following :-

mount /dev/hdX/media/cdrecorder where X is c, or d

but I get this error :-

mount: can't find /dev/hdc/media/cdrecorder in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

I did a vi on fstab and mtab under /etc but I did not find any entry under hdd or hdc....

Any clues as to how to get this working ..
 
Old 09-04-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
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"mount /dev/hdX/media/cdrecorder where X is c, or d..."

Did you put a space? Its

mount /dev/hdc_/media/cdrecorder

replace the underscore by a space, you get the idea.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 09:10 AM   #5
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dvd/cd problem

Yes I did give a space when i do :-

mount /dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder


I get a mount : hdc is not a valid block device.


But if i do file /dev/hdc I get hdc:block special (22/0)


I think the whole problem is somewhere related to my shifting the harddisk to make it removable & pluggable.....So the problem is related to that...Perhaps ide cable , master slave connection in the hard disk whatever.....

Because this whole thing was working before.....

Thanks for your suggestions...Keep posting them as it gives me new ideas
 
  


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