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Old 03-14-2005, 02:13 PM   #16
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Well, I have a DVD/CD-RW drive if that helps. I posted the /etc/mtab, but God knows what that was for! I'm not sure what to point it to.../dev/hdc? /dev/hdd? /dev/hde? I'm quite confused, so I don't now which one to point it to. Pleae may you tell me how I can find out which one I need to point it to? Thanks,

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Old 03-14-2005, 02:14 PM   #17
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do this in a terminal:

dmesg | grep hd

here's mine:

dmesg | grep hd
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=Slack ro root=341 hdc=ide-scsi
ide_setup: hdc=ide-scsi
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xff00-0xff07, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xff08-0xff0f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
hda: WDC WD600BB-00CAA1, ATA DISK drive
hdb: WDC WD200EB-11BHF0, ATA DISK drive
hdc: LTN301, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: 48X12X50 CD-RW 1.02 20021009, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive

hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 117231408 sectors (60022 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=7297/255/63, UDMA(100)
hdb: attached ide-disk driver.
hdb: host protected area => 1
hdb: 39102336 sectors (20020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=2434/255/63, UDMA(100)
hdd: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdd: ATAPI 40X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4
hdb: hdb1 hdb2 hdb3 < hdb5 >

from this you can see hda and hdb are hard drives, hdc is a cd drive, and hdd is a cd-rw drive. so if I wanted xine to access the cd-rw drive, I would have to specify /dev/hdd, or if I wanted it to access the other cdrom drive, I would tell it /dev/hdc

also, If I wanted a /dev/cdrom generic identifier, it would be pointing back to either /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd, in other words it's not a device itself but a pointer back to a device.

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Old 03-14-2005, 02:46 PM   #18
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Here is the output of it on my laptop:
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EXT3 FS on hdc1, internal journal
SELinux: initialized (dev hdc1, type ext3), uses xattr
SCSI device sda: 1024000 512-byte hdwr sectors (524 MB)
SCSI device sda: 1024000 512-byte hdwr sectors (524 MB)
SCSI device sdb: 1024000 512-byte hdwr sectors (524 MB)
SCSI device sdb: 129024 512-byte hdwr sectors (66 MB)
SELinux: initialized (dev hda, type iso9660), uses genfs_contexts
I hope this makes sense to you! Thanks in advance,

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Old 03-14-2005, 02:59 PM   #19
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hmm,

alright, check /etc/fstab for lines like:

/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0
/dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom iso..............................................................
/dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom etc............


or something similar..
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:04 PM   #20
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Here is my fstab:
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# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_u:object_r:removable_t,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
The only line I can see that resembles something like my CD Drive is /dev/hda, but isn't that meant to be my HDD?

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Old 03-14-2005, 03:09 PM   #21
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no actually it looks like your device

it's assigning /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1 as your root partition on your harddrive.

toss a data cd like one of your install cd's in your drive, and type(as root):

mount /dev/hda


then check /media/cdrecorder and see if it has the files inside
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:24 PM   #22
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Here is what it said when I tried to mount it:
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[maniac@gobledee ~]$ mount /dev/hda
mount: /dev/hda already mounted or /media/cdrecorder busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda is already mounted on /media/cdrecorder
And yes, there were files in /media/cdrecorder! The only problem is that when I tried to make Grip read from /dev/hda, it came up with the same error message! Is there something I am doing wrong? Thanks again,

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Old 03-14-2005, 03:28 PM   #23
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are you running grip as root or a user
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:38 PM   #24
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As a user
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:41 PM   #25
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you /dev/hda file probably does not have the right permissions to access it as a user. This can be changed, or you can use sudo or su -c to run these programs as root ( k3b or other cd/dvd recording programs will fall into the same boat). sudo has to be set up, there are good guides around the net for that. or in a terminal launch grip like:

su -c /usr/bin/grip ( or wherever it is)
<passwd>

and grip will run as root.

try that and see if it helps.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:56 PM   #26
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I tried su -c /us/bin/grip, and grip opened (in root, as you said). Then I changed the config to read from /dev/hda, but grip said there was no disc. So then I changed it to /media/cdrecorder, but that didn't work either. If you are still able to help me, because you seem to be a very intelligent person, then please reply, but I'm sorry that I won't be able to reply until 0700 GMT because the network shuts down at 2200 GMT. Thanks for your help so far!

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Old 03-14-2005, 04:23 PM   #27
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try a different disc and see if that helps.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 01:15 AM   #28
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Hi,

I tried a different disk, but the same error came up! So, I decided to fiddle around with it a bit, so in terminal I typed in "dmesg" by itself, and one of the lines of output was this:
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hda:ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
So I think we now know for sure that it is my CD drive! But, even then Grip and CD Player think there is no disk....Any ideas?

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Old 03-15-2005, 07:26 AM   #29
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Please may someone help me, because as you have probably already worked out, I am unable to play any music CDs or DVD using any media player. I would like to try and fix Grip and xine so that I can play these. Please can someone help me? Thanks in advance,

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