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Thread: tip: how to find your cd-rom after installing to hd :)

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    tip: how to find your cd-rom after installing to hd :)

    i spent half a day trying to get my cd drive to work after installing to hd. here is how i made it work:

    vi /etc/lilo.conf

    edit the kernel parameters:
    hdx=scsi -> hdx=ide-scsi (hdx is the dev where the cdrom actually is - mine is hdc)

    run lilo

    reboot

    what i find strange is that noone else seems to have this problem. why do i have it? the cd boots great. and knoppix works great off the cd, etc.

    fred.

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    I have the same problem and looking for a solution many days.

    Your solution is very helpful and I will try it as soon as possible.

    My understanding is that "lilo" is not used always and many (some?) persons use "grub" instead.
    Maybe many users have SCSI-Drives, which works perfectly, because the SCSI-controller is installed automatically.

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    I also had this problem before but a post relating to missing drives solved the problem for me. Seems that only knoppix has this method.

    As root do 'rebuildfstab' (noquotes).
    As user do 'mkdesktophdicons'. This displays the icons that are mountable.
    I also had to change the cdrom icon URL to /cdrom instead of the default /mnt/cdrom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongski55
    I also had this problem before but a post relating to missing drives solved the problem for me. Seems that only knoppix has this method.

    As root do 'rebuildfstab' (noquotes).
    As user do 'mkdesktophdicons'. This displays the icons that are mountable.
    I also had to change the cdrom icon URL to /cdrom instead of the default /mnt/cdrom.
    The new installer fixes this. The drives that were detected from booting off the CD will be available on the desktop after a HD install.

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