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Old 10-02-2003, 08:18 PM   #1
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fstab


this may upset some old timers, but honestly, i googled and googled and i find a lot of articles that almost answer my question, but not quite. Now i'm turning to u guys for help. (besides, i'm kinda in a hurry to sell this thing)

My system looks like this:

I have a dvd rom (in what used to be drive E:\)

a cdrw (in what used to be F:\) {I'm telling you where they were in windows so maybe u'd better understand where they are on my motherboard}

And a usb sandisk (used to be sda1 in mandrake)

anyway, at boot time, I can read something about the kernel initializing support for my "usb-mass-storage-device". So i know that my kernel supports it.

So far in my etc/fstab (my hard drive is fine) I only have support for one cd player (which is really my dvd player)

I would appreciate any help.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 09:33 PM   #2
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It would help if you can post your fstab file here as well... This looks like an easy fix.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 04:44 AM   #3
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ok, here goes

Here is my fstab:

/dev/hda1 /boot ext3 noatime 1 1
/dev/hda2 /none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 0
/dev/hda4 /home ext3 noatime 0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noato,ro 00

none /proc proc defaults 00

none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 00

Sorry it took a while to post!
 
Old 10-03-2003, 09:01 AM   #4
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As root, do this:
mkdir /mnt/dvdrom
mkdir /mnt/sandisk
umount /mnt/cdrom <-- run only if you have cd rom mounted

Change your fstab to this:
/dev/hda1 /boot ext3 noatime 1 1
/dev/hda2 /none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 0
/dev/hda4 /home ext3 noatime 0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/dvdrom iso9660 users,noauto,ro 00
/dev/cdroms/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 users,noauto,ro 00
/dev/sda1 /mnt/sandisk auto users,rw 0 0
 
Old 10-04-2003, 06:12 AM   #5
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Well..

My Sandisk is working now thanks to you! however my burner still isn't. come to think of it, when i installed mandrake, it never worked either. the only operating system that i've had that could use it was windows I'm sure there is some way to get it working, but it seems a lil more research is required.

Thanks though, it was really important to get that sandisk up.!
 
Old 10-04-2003, 06:16 AM   #6
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The linux community rocks

The main reason i chose to stay w/ linux is because of the awesome peer support.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 09:32 AM   #7
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Glad to help with the sandisk issue, I sorry I couldn be more helpful with the burner... however, if given time I think we could manage to come up with a solution. Do you still have time to work with it or have you already sold the box? And what distro are you using?
 
Old 10-05-2003, 02:38 AM   #8
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fortunately, it seems my financial situation has changed a lil, and i won't be selling the box, so i'll have more time to mess around w/ it.

Believe it or not, i'm running gentoo. The install was... educational. I loved it. The documentation for it was great, and i feel a lil more comfy w/ bash now. Now i'm not so scared to dig around and change things i don't like about my system. I just need a lil help.

When I decided to switch to gentoo, i was sure i was setting myself up for failure. i'd been using mandrake for a couple of years, but i was still a newbie, cuz i mostly just used the desktop, besides, all of my attempts to configure and compile my own kernel from scratch had failed. Little did i know that gentoo actually has a program to automatically set up ur kernel before u compile.

The documentation had pretty straight forward examples on how to set up my fstab and everything, but it basicly just covered hardware that everyone is expected to have on their system. I thought that my configuration would be pretty common, but a lil googling made me feel very alone.

I don't know why my burner doesn't work at all. It's not an emergency, but i'd really like to get that up and running. Maybe the kernel configurator couldn't identify it or something (mandrake never figured it out).

If the kernel configurator couldn't identify the drive, does that mean that my system is completely oblivious to the fact that I have one at all? Would I be able to get the OS to spit out any information on it? I think i remember a command that actually prints information about all of the hardware on your system. that might come in handy.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 02:49 AM   #9
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Post might help

I never burned one in Gentoo but do you have SCSI emulation enabled in your Kernel? I read that somewhere. I had to abandon Gentoo, couldn't get my modem to work.

Later

 
Old 10-05-2003, 07:38 AM   #10
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It seems that the /dev/cdrom stuff in Gentoo is organized differently... can you show me the contents of /dev/cdroms/?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 03:31 AM   #11
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It works!

I popped my box open to see if the burner was hooked up right. Everything seemed ok, but apparently something was loose or something, because i rebooted, and everything started working.

Thanks so much for all ur help. see ya round the forum!
 
  


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