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Re: [SLE] CD Mounts
I have a dvd and cdrw (both are ide drives) on the same machine. I use SuSE
7.1 2.4 kernel. No problems. Just followed the instructions in the
configuration manual (with one exception, the manual links both dvd and the
cdrw to the same device). I followed the instructions but created my links
as follows:

ln -sf /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrecorder
ln -sf /dev/scd1 /dev/cdrom.

I think the pointers given earlier are correct and as this is a common
problem you will probably find much more info. in earlier threads. (check

Hope that helps


On Monday 21 May 2001 5:59 pm, SpiderSpell wrote:
> Using Suse 7.1 2.4 kernel: I also have a similar problem, I have a cd
> player and a cd-rw on the same machine the cd-rw is hooked up as slave to
> the cd player but only the player works with Suse. From the looks of it I
> am under the impression that Suse did not count on people having two
> cd-r(w)'s on the same machine. I am curious to see the solution to this
> one.
> Diane
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bilbo [mailto:bilbo@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 9:59 AM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SLE] CD Mounts
> > I have a CD burner *and* a CD player in the same machine.
> > After I install SuSE from the CD, I can mount and recognize
> > the CD burner, but I can't seem to mount the player.
> >
> > The CD recorder mounts as:
> >
> > /dev/cdrecorder
> >
> > doing a
> >
> > mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
> >
> > instead, provides the same sees the burner not
> > the other one.
> >
> > Ideas?
> I know the feeling.
> I have a twin PIII machine with SuSE 7.1 and had a similar problem
> - it has an ide cdrom on hdc, with scsi dvd and cdrw. The hdd is on
> hdd (er if you know what I mean).
> The install went ok and I have 3 devices on the desktop CD,DVD,
> CDR but only CD worked - and it mopunted what was placed in the
> CDR!
> I decided to leave it in the short term and to upgrade the kernel first
> and after I compiled and installed 2.4.4 all three devices worked
> properly (even did what they should).
> In case anyone is interested I upgraded to 2.4.4 because SMP
> works better than 2.2 and 2.4.2 caused the machine to hang every
> time I shutdown or rebooted - which is why I reinstalled to put
> ReiserFS on / to stop waiting for fsck every time :-(
> I have no idea why it didn't work or how it got fixed, ho hum.
> regards,
> Bill
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