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Old 05-06-2005, 11:17 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
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Question modprobe Autoload and Kudzu Cleanup


I have two small issues relating to a CD-RW/DVD drive I installed on my system. The drive is working just fine, but these two small items are bothering me and I'd like to fix them if I can.

1. To use cdrecord, I use the drive as an SCSI device so I need the ide-scsi module loaded to use it. I'd like this module loaded automatically every time I boot up, but right now I manually issue :

# modprobe -a ide-scsi

Q: How can I have this module automatically loaded when the system boots up? I've tried creating an /etc/modprobe.preload file and adding the ide-scsi line to it (as an ealier post suggested), but this approach does not work.

2. During installation of the CD-RW/DVD drive, the setup steps included creating a symbolic link to the device and removing /dev/hdd and /dev/dvd. Whenever I reboot, I get a failure message from Kudzu:

"Updating /etc/fstab... cannot stat /dev/hdd... no such file or directory"

Q: How can I clean things up so that this message does not appear?

Last edited by CooManChu; 05-06-2005 at 07:06 PM.
Old 09-22-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, UK
Distribution: Gentoo, Mandriva, RHES, Debian
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Hi w_scott_cook!

I've just managed to sort out a similar issue with some help from some guys on the Mandriva forum, so I'll share my new-found knowledge!

To load your driver at start up log in as root and go to your /etc/rc.d. In that folder you'll find rc.local. Edit this file with your favourite text editor (nano / vim etc) and add a new line at the bottom of the file, with your command:

modprobe -a ide-scsi

Hopefully you should now find your drivers are loaded at startup.

For the error when you boot, you'll need to edit your fstab file. This file tells Linux which drives to mount at startup. Its at /etc/fstab. Again, edit it as root in your favourite text editor. You can probably just comment out the line that refers to /dev/hdd, but I'm not an expert so do some research before you do that!




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