Re: cd drive config
Linas Žvirblis on 10/04/06 15:28, wrote:
kscd says "CDROM read or access error / please make sure you have access
permissions to /dev/cdrom" which seems to be missing the point.
Are you in the "disk" group?
No no no, "disk" is the wrong group. It allows raw access to hard
drives, meaning that it would become really easy to mess up the entire
system. The correct group to add yourself to is "cdrom".
I was a bit too quick posting this. It seems that "/dev/hdc" on the said
system is in fact owned by "root:disk". This is wrong nonetheless. On my
system I have...
ls -al /dev/hd*
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 0 2006-04-09 02:31 /dev/hda
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 1 2006-04-09 02:31 /dev/hda1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 2 2006-04-09 02:31 /dev/hda2
brw-rw---- 1 root cdrom 22, 0 2006-04-09 02:31 /dev/hdc
Are you sure your "/dev/hdc" is in fact a CD-ROM? If it is, you should
"chown root:cdrom /dev/hdc" and add yourself to "cdrom" group. As I have
already said, being in a "disk" group is very dangerous.
Yes that was exactly the problem. Muchas gracias senor.
Surely there exists a config script or prog that I can run to set this
kind of stuff up when I change a piece of hardware? Since it's part of
the original initial configuration installation process, it must already
exist in some context at least.