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Old 05-19-2005, 05:03 AM   #1
aes canis
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DVD, not in fstab, but still works - Why?

I have two drives in my PC, a DVD-ROM on IDE1/secondary, and a CD RW on IDE/master.
I just installed Slackware 10.1 from a magazines cover DVD. The installation went fine. After a few reboots (no problems - just normal on/offs, as I don't leave it running when I'm not there) I browsed the DVD - no problems. I can even play a movie or audio cd through xine. I know audio CDs do not get mounted, but data DVDs should, I guess.
But when I was looking in fstab, there was no entry for the DVD. There is an entry for the CD RW, /dev/hdc, mounted to /mnt/cdrom, but nothing for the DVD.
When I was using SuSE (various releases between 8.1 and 9.2) there was always an fstab entry.
I haven't tried a data CD int he crive yet, though...

How come?

Last edited by aes canis; 05-19-2005 at 05:05 AM.
Old 05-19-2005, 09:23 AM   #2
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Slackware by default recognizes the drive you install from. It recognizes your DVD drive as you used is for installation. You would have to edit /etc/fstab to use the other drive.

/dev/hdc must be the dvd drive recognized.



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