Re: CDROM issue
On Sun, 7 Mar 1999, Bob Nielsen wrote:
Seeing a few posts on cdrom detection I made a quick script to detect
cdroms. It works for me :> .
$ gcc detect_cdrom.c
you must be root, but then, you knew that.
Let me know how it works with scsi.
> On Sun, 7 Mar 1999, Stuart wrote:
> > I'm a Linux newbie and could use some help.
> > I'm installing Debian 2.0 on a 486 with Phoenix Bios and have a much newer
> > newmax 32X CDROM.
> > So far, we have the Kernel installed and have a prompt. We installed by
> > making a floppy image of resc1440 from the CD and were able to use the CDROM
> > to install the "base" files.
> > Running dselect to install app packages from CDROM queries "enter block
> > device name : "
> > We can't figure out which device name to use. Also, mount doesn't show
> > the cdrom (as being mounted). Can't determine which mount arguments work
> > with our cdrom.
> This is [probably] an ATAPI IDE device. Assuming your hard drive is the
> first device on the primary IDE controller (/dev/hda), if the CDROM is the
> slave device on the primary controller it is /dev/hdb. The master device
> on the secondary controller is /dev/hdc, while the slave device on the
> secondary controller is /dev/hdd.
> > I also don't get how we were able to use the CDROM during install in the
> > first place...
> The rescue disk is set up to recognize it and load the correct module.
> Dselect needs to know how to address it.
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