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Old 11-27-2004, 08:48 AM   #1
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Angry What's wrong with FC3 ??


HI all

I upgraded from FC2 to FC3 and I have some really bad effects on the system.
One of them is that the CDs are now mountet in /media instead of /mnt, but no matter if I edit /etc/fstab file, next reboot the lines I added weren't there (??), so I decided to give up (i don't mind that much having to mount in /media instead of /mnt).
What really gets me angry is that i have 2 symlinks pointing to the same device.

/dev/cdrom ---> /dev/hdc
/dev/cdwriter ---> /dev/hdc

The burner is /dev/hdc, and I erased cdrom symlink and created a new one EVERY time booted to FC3, and whenever i check why CD is not working, I see the system changed back /dev/cdrom ---> /dev/hdd to the prevoius one.
I tried to disable kudzu at startup, but still no avail.

Why on earth I cannot configure FC3 as I want??
I'm really disappointed with FC3 team...
 
Old 11-27-2004, 09:09 AM   #2
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Hi.

The problems you're experiencing are due to Fedora using udev instaed of the old devfs. It's not really Fedora's fault (the old devfs has been deprecated in the kernel). Have a look at this:
http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/udev/

Dave
 
Old 11-27-2004, 09:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick answer. I upgraded udev as suggested, and I still cannot change the mountpoint to hdc and hdd. As for the symlinks, they just dissapeared. So I really don't know what to think...
 
Old 11-27-2004, 12:49 PM   #4
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The reason the symlinks dissappear is because all the entries are created at boot or when hardware is added, so /dev gets unmounted when you shut down and you lose all your device nodes.

If you really want your /dev/cdrom then create a block device with the right major and minor numbers and put it in /etc/udev/devices - it'll be placed in /dev when you boot, and hopefully it won't get overwritten.

Dave
 
Old 11-27-2004, 03:02 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tips. I really don't mind if I don't have /dev/cdrom and /dev/cdwriter, but I would like to have the dvd and burner mounted in /mnt...
But i think if I cannot do it, I'll get used to mount them in /media.
What I don't understand is why I can't edit fstab and change that. I don't like being forced to mount media in one specific place rather than chosing the one I want to mount them.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 05:37 PM   #6
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You should still be able to add lines to fstab. Only lines with 'managed' in them are handled by udev/hotplug. I've not tried it myself though...

Dave
 
Old 11-29-2004, 06:25 AM   #7
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I'll try to remove the "managed" option in fstab and see results. I'll post them.
 
  


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