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

On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 21:42:40 -0500
root <w_ashley@sympatico.ca> wrote:

> note I'm having the same issue
> it says
> lrwxrwxrwx for access 1 root root 3 (date) /dev/cdrom -> hdc
> I had a harddrive hooked up to the same place previously could this be
> the reason it isn't mounting?

Do you have scsi emulation enabled? Something like this in your
lilo.conf or menu.lst:

   "hdc=scsi"  or "hdc=ide-scsi"

You can test it with the eject command:

   eject /dev/hdc

If the CD drive doesn't eject, see if the "scsi" CD drive does:

   eject /dev/sr0

If that works, scsi emulation has been enabled.

If you have that, then you don't want /dev/cdrom to point to /dev/hdc.
Delete /dev/cdrom and create a new symbolic link:

  ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/cdrom


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