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Re: Debian cannot find the CD

do you know which ide device your cd drive is?  i'd imagine that
you're just missing a symlink.  normally, /dev/cdrom is a link to
/dev/hd[bcd], depending on where it's plugged in on your ide chain.

if you don't know what i'm talking about, you can figure it out really
easy by doing the following command:

$ dmesg | grep CD

you should see something along the following lines:

oil[~]11:46:13$ dmesg | grep CD
hdc: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12

so my cd drive is on hdc.  to make the symlink:

# ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom

and then everything should work.

of course if you're using scsi instead you'll have to modify a letter or two.
On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 11:34:57PM +0800, Barry Cugley wrote:
> Hello all
> Debian cannot find the CD drive (though Windows 98 can) so I have used the vi editor to change the file system table. Unfortunately, the CD is still not being found by Debian.
> I have changed the line in /etc/fstab
> /dev/cdrom    /cdrom     iso9660 defaults,noauto         0  0
> to:
> /dev/cdrom    /cdrom     iso9660 defaults,noauto,users        0  0
> After restarting the computer, putting a cd in its drive and double clicking on the cd icon, I get the message:
> "mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist"
> If anyone can see what I might be doing wrong then please let me know.
> Regards 
> Barry

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