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anolan514 11-14-2001 09:16 PM

special device /dev/cdrom does not exist
 
i did a mandrake 8.1 install with the 2.2 kernel, and it didnt give me "cdrom" in the dev folder so i cant mount my cd. rather than reinstalling the OS i want to know if i can just take the "/dev/cdrom" from another linux machine using the same 8.1, but a different kernel and copy it over. or is wach one different according to hardware?

mcleodnine 11-14-2001 10:34 PM

You can make a link from /dev/ideX /dev/cdrom as long as you know which device is your CD-ROM. In this example we are linking /dev/cdrom to the CD-ROM drive on the slave of the secondary IDE controller.
Code:

# ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/cdrom
(clipped from linuxdoc - http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/CDROM-HOWTO) Go and have a look - it's goof stuff.


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