Re: /dev/cdrom and 2.6 - what should /dev look like and how do I get there the Right Way
Peter Sebastian Masny (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) wrote:
> I want to try to get my cd burner working with 2.6, but the mappings
> in /dev are weird. My cdrom is on hdd (not hdc).
> /dev contains:
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Dec 14 22:31 cdrom ->
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Dec 14 22:31 cdrom0 -> /dev/hdc
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Nov 25 12:14 cdrom1 -> /dev/hdc
> brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22, 64 Oct 4 06:48 hdd
Looks like discover did this.
> Should I change this directly by hand or is there an automated way?
> Also, I want the cd device to be in the "cdrom" group, but not hdd in
> "cdrom" (someday, hdd may be used by a hard drive in my system.. who
You can change this manually. However, if you use discover, maybe it
will revert your changes. You should link cdrom to hdd and change
ownership for hdd from root.disk to root.cdrom. With kernel 2.6 you
won't need ide-scsi emulation for cd writing (if your cd writing
applications are new enough).
> /dev also has a bunch of other references to cdroms, but they are not
> familiar to me.
> How should I fix this the Right Way?
I think you can leave these device files alone.
Andreas Janssen <email@example.com>
Registered Linux User #267976