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



On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 12:00:24PM -0700, David D.W. Downey wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Matt Kraai wrote:
 
> > Why?  You can always reset it manually, and having it default to
> > something nice will make a lot of programs which rely on
> > /dev/cdrom work a lot better.
> 
> How many new users to linux (we are discussing installs here after all) do
> you know of that know what a symlink is or how to manually change it?

So it's actually better to have a link than not, even if it's to the
wrong cd of several (a rare case I'd guess).

Actually, I'm not a new user and I do lots of installs. 

I personally would like to see a default link setup -- it's one less 
thing I have to do. I wouldn't mind if Matt's suggested dialog was 
medium in the case of multiple detected devices, but I rarely put 
two cd's of any kind in one box.

Stephen

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Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!
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