Re: /dev/hda is not a valid block device
On Tue, 2001-11-20 at 10:18, nate wrote:
> Pollywog said:
> > Yesterday, I attempted to mount the CDROM and I got: /dev/hda is
> > not a valid block device.
> > I have not changed /etc/fstab or my kernel config options, and I
> > had no problems until yesterday.
> > I am not sure just how long the drive has been unmountable, though.
> > I was using kernel 2.4.12 and last night I upgraded to 2.4.13 but
> > the problem still exists.
> > Anyone have ideas on where I should look?
> check dmesg. it will say what device the cdrom was detected
> as if there was a cdrom detected. just run 'dmesg | more'
Also check that ls -al /dev/hda shows a valid block device with the
correct major and minor numbers (3, 0). Check that /proc/devices has 3
ide0 in it. Check that you have the correct cdrom filesystems compiled.