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Re: /dev/cdrom is missing

/dev/cdrom is not an accual device, it's just a symbolic link to the real
device. If you have an IDE cdrom, the correct decive is /dev/hda, /dev/hdb,
/dev/hdc, or /dev/hdd for the primary master, primary slave, seccondary
master, sec. slave...you get the idea :) If it's scsi, link to /dev/sd?.

Here's the command (as root)

# cd /dev
# ln -s [hdb, hdc, or whatever] cdrom

If you don't know which of those things to use, look at the messages when
your computer boots or run "dmsg | less" or "dmesg | less", i don't remember
which, and the answer is in there, something like this:

hdb: CDROM blah blah

On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 05:05:31PM -0400, Russell Hires wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I've got a strange problem. I don't have a /dev/cdrom device. As in, I type 
> "ls -a /dev/cdrom" and the error message is: No such file or directory. Why 
> would that be? What can I do to fix it?
> Thanks!
> Russell
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