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Re: cdrom mounting problems

On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Igor Grobman wrote:

> I am trying to help my friend install debian.  He is getting the following
> error when dselect tries to mount his cdrom:
> mount: /dev/hdd has wrong major or minor number
>        unable to mount /dev/hdd on /var/lib/dpkg/methods/mnt
>        type iso9660
> Anyone know what major/minor number mean?

  This numbers are used to identify a device in the system. Every device
has its own major and minor numbers.

  Check if your /dev/hdd has the following major and minor numbers (ls

    brw-rw----   1 root     disk      22,  64 May  8  1995 /dev/hdd
                                      ^^   ^^
                                    major  minor

  If not, you can use the MAKEDEV command do correct this (see the man

> Thanks.
> -- 
> Proudly running Debian Linux! Linux vs. Windows is a no-Win situation....
> Igor Grobman           igor@debian.org                 igor@digicron.com 

Felix Almeida  <felix@ime.usp.br>

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