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I just got a DVD burner. It's the Sony DRU-510A. I think Mandrake tried to mount the DVD-RW automatically but instead it made the DVD-RW the default optical drive and ...
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    Mounting a new DVD-burner


    I just got a DVD burner. It's the Sony DRU-510A.

    I think Mandrake tried to mount the DVD-RW automatically but instead it made the DVD-RW the default optical drive and my CD-RW is not detected at all. To further complicate matters, I don't know how to mount from the command line.

    The CD-RW is the secondary master and the DVD-RW is the secondary slave.

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    hey friend, here are the /normal/ ways of mounting....

    /dev/hda primary master (usually a hard disk)
    /dev/hdb primary slave
    /dev/hdc secondary master (in this case. your cdrom)
    /dev/hdd secondary slave (in this case, your dvd-rw)

    so to moung the cdrom you would type "mount /dev/hdc" and for the dvd-rw you would do "mount /dev/hdd"

    hope this helps some, let me know how it goes

    ohh also, you can't mount it without something in the drive, it will complain to you if you try to with an empty drive.

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    I restarted Linux and it worked.

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    ha

    or you could just try restarting :P

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    I changed my ribbon cables from IDE2 with CDRW as master and CDROM as slave to CDRW as master on IDE1 and CDROM as master on IDE2. I lost ability to burn but I could see the optical drives. I attempted to create new sym links for the optical drives and lost the ability to write to my floppy also. I reinstalled and everything worked until my CDRW started messing up writes. I replaced it with a DVDRW and recreated the whole problem of not being able to write to the optical drives or the floppy. I reinstalled again and everything works fine. I just wish I knew how to make Linux see new hardware. I have Redhat 9. On boot up it says "Checking for new hardware" then the next line says "Updating fstab" but I think it lies?

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