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Bug#100749: cdrom entry in /etc/fstab points to non-existant /dev/cdrom

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 11:15:59AM -0700, David D.W. Downey wrote:
> > if /dev/cdrom exists
> >  leave it alone
> > elif there is only one CD-ROM drive
> >  point /dev/cdrom to it
 default to the first drive
 ask a low priority question about which to use

> And what if there are multiple CDROMs in a system? What if they have a
> regular CDROM, a DVD, and a burner, or just a burner and DVD?
> I really wish distrib's would give users the choice of which CDROM to use.
> Personally, and I know MANY MANY people who feel the same way, I do not
> like to use my CDRW as a normal CDROM. I prefer to use my DVD for that.
> This is impossible on all but slackware installs.
> ie. Give the user a choice of which CDROM to use if there is more than
> one.

Debian does let the user pick which CD-ROM drive to use during
installation.  If they do not use one, however, how should the
/dev/cdrom link be set?  I think the best approach is probably the
one outlined in my earlier mail (and at the top of this one).
Perhaps the question should be medium priority, however.

If your DVD drive doesn't appear in the list of CD-ROM drives
during the installation, it sounds like a bug.  Please file a
separate bug report.  If it is not really a kernel problem, you
may be able to work around it by switching to /dev/tty2 and
manually setting the /dev/cdrom symlink yourself.


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