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Old 08-23-2005, 06:29 AM   #31
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i was looking at the dvd-rw icon. and i right clicked on it. Then clicked on
properties and then clicked on application.

and then i found this written in the command line:

/etc/hotplug/scsi/pokedev /dev/hda

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Old 08-23-2005, 06:32 AM   #32
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Originally posted by davcefai
I'm not happy with the idea that the DVD drive is hda. Did you first install the drive, then install linux or did you install the drive when Linux was already up and running? it could be that thewre is an inconsistency somewhere in your configuration files.

Using Windows as an analogy, the DVD is your drive C:.

In CMOS setup, what order are the drives listed in? What is the boot order?

I first installed the drive, i was using windows then. Then i installed linspire a couple of times.
Old 09-01-2005, 04:03 PM   #33
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i have the same problem with dvd rw. i typed "eject /dev/hdc" and it ejected. why will it not eject by the button. what do i need to do to fix this
Old 09-01-2005, 05:19 PM   #34
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looking back thru some of these posts, when you want to list files it is:

ls /mnt/<whatever>
notice the space between the ls and /. When you posted a bit ago, you didn't have that space. Are you unmounting the dvd drive before you use the button to open it?
Old 09-03-2005, 07:56 AM   #35
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The use of > redirects the output of dmesg away from standard output (ie. the screen), to a file called error.txt. As you did not specify a path, it will be in whatever directory you were in when you issued the command.

To try and find it, you could use:

cd /
find -name error.txt

Hope this helps.



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