[SATLUG] Optic drives disappeared

Don Wright satlug at sbcglobal.net
Fri Aug 6 18:30:39 CDT 2010


Don Davis wrote:
>The old line in fstab which should probably be removed is:
>/dev/hdb        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0


I'm on Debian testing (squeeze) with a single drive. 
$uname -a
Linux turbo 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Sat Jul 24 01:47:24 UTC 2010 x86_64
GNU/Linux


After recent updates (automatic), mine now says:
# /dev/sr0    /media/cdrom0  udf,iso9660  user,noauto  0  0
/dev/cdrom1  /media/cdrom0  udf,iso9660  user,noauto  0  0

I agree about removing that old /dev/hdb line. Try it like the changes
shown above. The comment shows the previous way the drive was named.


>And # ls -l /dev/ | grep cdrom
>lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root           3 Aug  6 15:41 cdrom1 -> sr0
>lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root           3 Aug  6 14:32 cdrom2 -> sr1
>crw-rw----  1 root cdrom    21,   2 Aug  6 14:16 sg2
>crw-rw----  1 root cdrom    21,   3 Aug  6 14:16 sg3
>brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom    11,   0 Aug  6 15:41 sr0
>brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom    11,   1 Aug  6 14:32 sr1

Here's mine:
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root           3 Aug  5 21:05 cdrom1 -> sr0
crw-rw----  1 root cdrom    21,   0 Aug  5 16:05 sg0
brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom    11,   0 Aug  5 21:05 sr0


>This may be a kernel bug.
Not likely, there are too many people with CD/DVD drives for one like
that to be released. Perhaps hotplug and your fstab haven't been updated
along with your kernel.

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