Odd thing about CD-ROM
I booted my pc today, and it for some reason said it had detected a new CD-ROM drive (Mt CD-writer) and i have phpsysinfo working on my computer in there, not i have 4 IDE devices in my computer (2 Hard Disks, 1 CD-RW and 1 DVD-ROM) I haven't got a SCSI card AT ALL, but somehow linux believes i have a SCSI CD-Writer on my computer!!!! will this cause anything major to happen? Or is it jus a little bug somewhere?
i couldnt really follow your post but i think ur saying that ur IDE burner is being installed as /dev/scd0 (scsi cdrw)
this is supposed to happen, as all cd burning programs ive seen for linux only support scsi burners, so ur drive is being run thru a scsi emulation thing, so it shows up as scsi.
Ah, right, that makes sense as to why it's showing up as a SCSI drive! But then, why is it ALSO showing up as an IDE device ASWELL? http://220.127.116.11/~sdousley/phpSysInfo-2.1/ Look here, the hdd(CW018D ATAPI CD-R/RW) ios the same drive as the 'SCSI' one!
do the symlinks /dev/hdd, /dev/cdrom, and /dev/scd0 exists and what do they point to.
also what device is in /etc/fstab for /mnt/cdrom
/mnt/cdrom points to device: /dev/cdrom in fstab
the /dev/hdd symlink points to nothing, the /dev/cdrom points to hdb (My DVD ROM drive, as does /dev/dvd, and /dev/scd0 points to nothing either!
forgot u had 2 drives, what does /etc/fstab say about /mnt/cdrom2 then follow those links till u fidn what in /dev it uses
That is my fstab, i am not sure as to which CD drive to follow! the fstab has been changed loads since i last looked at it i think!
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
I havs done an ls -l /dev/<name> and the cdrecorder points to sr0 <- (Number 0 not letter O ) the cdrom points to hdb as does the dvd?!?!
umm.. . i'll just ask this here coz it's kinda related.
are sr* block devices no longer supported in RH9 then? the /dev/MAKEDEV script doesn't know how to make it. so i guess it's scd* then. i'm configuring that SCSI emu on my CDRW as i'm getting annoyed by the very, very long delays i get when i try to do a burn and i forget to insert a blank CD into the drive.
or do i have to manually make this device with the makenode command?
I'm not sure bout RH9, i'm using SuSE 9.0