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Old 11-28-2003, 02:21 AM   #1
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CD burner appears seven times


I installed Mandrake 9.2 on my laptop. He didn't recognized my video card, sound, ethernet, modem, touchpad, only 2 buttons of my 3-buttons mouse... maybe as a compensation my CD burner appears 7 times.

The solution to this problem is "explained" in Mandrake errata page as follows:

"Error scenario: CD-RW devices are listed seven times (sr0 through sr6) by the kernel.
Why: A bug in the kernel lists CD-RW devices causes this problem; it has no effect on the useability of the device.
Solution: Modify the kernel options used in your boot loader and append "hdclun=0" if /dev/hdc is your CD-RW device (use "hdXlun=0" for /dev/hdX)."

Is it possible to have a translation for newbies of
"Modify the kernel options used in your boot loader and append "hdclun=0""

Thanks.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 08:39 AM   #2
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ok, the default boot loader in mdk is lilo so that is probably what you have. you should be able to see a file in /etc called lilo.conf, open a terminal and type su to get root. then type 'vi /etc/lilo.conf'
next use arrow keys to move cursor to append line for section labeled linux:

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/hda3
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi resume=/dev/hda5"
read-only

and hit 'i' to get into insert mode and add the recomended statement to the line and then hit <esc> and then while holding <shift> hit 'ZZ' (note capital Z) and then restart computer.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 11:01 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot for your reply.

I have replaced the line
append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht splash=silent"

by

append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht splash=silent hdclun=0"

and reboot. I still have 7 CD-RW devices detected. Anyway, I can use this device without problem (as stated in my first post I have more troublesome problems to solve...).
 
Old 11-29-2003, 05:30 PM   #4
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I believe you need to actually implement it by issuing the lilo command as root. Then it should work for you.

HTH
 
Old 11-29-2003, 08:03 PM   #5
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oh yeah, you do dont you. i use grub so i forgot that part. sorry.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:30 AM   #6
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Thanks, it worked after the "lilo" command.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 04:38 PM   #7
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how do you issue the lilo command as root, 1st, there is nothing when i type
su -m
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lilo?
I did the addition is kwrite, is there a difference?
 
Old 03-13-2004, 03:52 PM   #8
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You must be superuser in a shell window (su etc...) then launch any text editor like kwrite or vi:

1- change the line of /etc/lilo.conf as explained in the 3rd post

2- in the shell window, still as superuser, type lilo

3- reboot

That's all
 
Old 05-19-2004, 01:45 PM   #9
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just to close my case, I use drakconf to do the job and added them in the append section.
 
  


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