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Old 10-11-2006, 07:50 AM   #1
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slack 11 not seeing /dev/cdrom

so i have used slackware sense 9.0 (still posting in noob section because i havent learned much) i was using 10.2 for a long time on my zd7000 laptop, i upgraded to 11 using the huge26.s with the bcm43xx drivers in mind but i hit a big snag.

when i try to mount my cdrom "mount /dev/cdrom" or "mount /mnt/cdrom" i get
"device doesn't exist"
so i cant try the other kernel modules on the cds because i can mount the cds.

i am also having a lot of other problems but i bet i can fix atleast a few of them myself if i get this one taken care of.

any help is greatly appreciatied.

if i left anything out feal free to yell at me tell i get it rite,
sorry for being a perminoob.
Old 10-11-2006, 07:57 AM   #2
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Have you tried to mount the cd with the 'full command'?
"mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom"

Or you could check that you have correct device compiled in kernel or as modules.
Old 10-11-2006, 08:06 AM   #3
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ok tryed that, got device dos not exist but with a bonus this time, has (a path prefix isn't a directory) added to the message

how might i check the kernel and/or modules for the cdrom?

edit: dmesg | grep hdc shows my cdrom, before i was greping for "cdrom" and not getting anything.

edit again: so i tryed "mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom" (without the / at the end of hdc and cdrom) and it worked beautifully! many thanks!

now if all gos well you wont hear frome me for a while.

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