CDROM Manual Mounting Help
I have a slight problem with my CD writer and my USB flash card reader. For about 3 days, I didn't boot my PC with Linux. Now that I did, my CD writer and USB flash card reader have totally disappeared from the list of mountable drives.
Upon boot up, I am certain that my CD writer is detected (SONY blah blah comes up), however, there is one particular line where it says FAILED -- it runs fast, all I can remember is that a file /dev/cdrom1 does not exist. (I couldn't have deleted anything....)
Here's my setup:
/mnt/cdrom IDE CD reader ("cdrom" block device link in /dev points to /dev/hdc)
/mnt/cdrom1 IDE CD writer (disappeared -- i suppose this should be hdd?)
/mnt/flash USB Flash reader (disappeared -- what's this supposed to be?)
Linux is installed in hdb
I have read some stuff regarding recreating soft links, but would rather consult first before proceeding. My /dev folder does not contain a cdrom1 file, though the block link cdrom does exist (see above), as well as a character device link named "cdwriter" that points to /dev/sg0.
Needless to say, I am totally clueless. The only thing I did that could have affected my CD writer in any way was installing the latest version of Nero (22.214.171.124 or so) in my Windows XP partition (hda). But any connection would seem outrageous.