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Re: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device`



On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 08:04:47PM -0800, Steven Yap wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-01-01 at 19:28, Jan Minar wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 07:32:45PM -0800, Steven Yap wrote:
> > > /dev/cdrom is a symbolic link to hdc. Is your CDROM drive really on hdc?
> > > Try using the full path (/dev/hdc).
> > 
> > There's no difference between an absolute and a relative path here.  The
> > symlinks are relative to the directly they reside in.
> 
> Oh, good to know. Stylistically, I'm rather fond of absolute paths in a
> symlink.  Not sure why though.... hrmmm.

The difference shows up when you mount the filesystem elsewhere (rescue),
rearrange your directory structure, when you share a filesystem, etc.

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Jan Minar                      "Please don't CC me, I'm subscribed." x 4

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