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Bug#66654: marked as done (/dev/cdrom doesn't exist after an installation)



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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.15-2000-06-07
Severity: wishlist

/etc/fstab contains /dev/cdrom line,
but I can't find /dev/cdrom file after a normal installation.
I had to creata a symbolic file by myself.
I wish the installer did it.

-Inoue<inoue@ainet.or.jp>

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Subject: Re: Bug#66654: /dev/cdrom doesn't exist after an installation
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inoue@ainet.or.jp writes:

> Really?
> I think my CD-ROM is common.
> 
> inoue@hako$ dmesg|grep hdc
>     ide1: BM-DMA at 0xcb08-0xcb0f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
> hdc: CRD-8400B, ATAPI CDROM drive
> hdc: ATAPI 40X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache

Indeed, it's a pretty standard ATAPI CD-ROM.

> Needless to say, I can use /dev/hdc.

> FYI, I didn't use a CD-ROM (I mean, CD-ROM media) during
> installation.

Yes -- dbootstrap should be making code for symlinking /dev/hdc ->
/dev/cdrom, but (IIRC) that code is only activated if you actually
install via CD-ROM.

Kinda wierd but that's the way it works.  You can understand why I
think.

Closing this bug, since the boot-floppies is for *installation* only
-- it's purpose is not to configure all the hardware, nor is it
feasible for boot-floppies to accomplish this goal.

-- 
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>



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