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  1. #1
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    install dvd rom

    Hi, guys:

    I got a new dvd-rom, but I do not know the manufacturer and model of it. Now I have pluged it on my pc, however my Red Hat Linux 9.0 can not recognise it. Can anybody tell me where can I get a universal dvd-rom drive for this case, or how to do with this situation? For example, can I download some software to solve this problem?


  2. #2
    Try to read through whatever output "dmesg" gives you, and add it to /etc/fstab (look at the other examples in that file, cdrom fs is iso9660 incase you didn't know). If you need more help, just post here

    Good luck

  3. #3
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    Jul 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    please give more info about how you have tryed to access this drive.. with linux if you plug in a new dvd/cdrom then generaly there is no configureation that needs to be done before you can start useing it. try the following commmands as root (with a data cd in the drive):

    mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom

    (/dev/hdc would be the device on the secondry master /dev/hdd is the secondry slave)

    if the command was a succes then running "cd /mnt/cdrom" should show you the contents of the cd

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