Re: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device`
On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 21:42:40 -0500
root <email@example.com> 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:
If the CD drive doesn't eject, see if the "scsi" CD drive does:
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