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02-11-2003, 01:32 AM
linux finds one of my cd rom drives but not the other. i have them both on one eide cable, and jumpers used for master/slave, not autoconfig... help?

George Wiedmann
02-17-2003, 08:27 PM
I had the same problem. My second cd/dvd is a slave off my second hard drive
How I got it to work.
1)Added scsi emulation for that drive in /boot/grub/menu.lst "hdd=ide-scsi"
2)created the directory /dvd
3)edited /etc/fstab adding the line: /dev/sr1 /dvd iso9660 defaults,ro,user,noexec/noauto 0 0
Now I can mount my second CD/DVD with the command "mount /dvd"

Thoughts: I tried various dev locations in fstab before adding scsi emulation, like /dev/cdrom0, /dev/cdrom1,/dev/hdd, etc. None seemed to work. I could not find a location for the none scsi drive in /dev.
For autodetection you might grab the kudzu with apt-get, and see how it handles things.
Knoppix uses parts of kudzu for harware detection or so I read.
You could also try to replace /etc/mtab with a link to /proc/mounts with ln -sf /proc/mounts /etc/mtab

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