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Re: [SLE] 9.1 and CD drive.....again!
  • From: fx fraipont <fxf@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 18:12:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <40A0FB8A.3000700@xxxxxxxxx>
Fred Miller wrote:

On Monday 10 May 2004 7:14 pm, Marshall Heartley wrote:


Sorry that you are having issues. New in 9.1 SuSE is using supermount
to mount the cd and floppy drives. The icons should be found in My
Computer. Supermount is supposed to eliminate the use of mounting CDs
and floppies.


Correct. I have /dev/cdrom working now, but don't know yet if I can burn a CD. 'Kinda cobbed up to get it to work, but for now..............


I did not upgrade from my 9.0 but did a clean install instead. It's the first time that cd burning really worked out of the box, without needing to play with scsi emulation. Apparently cdrecord uses plain ide now, which is much simpler (dvdr/cdrom = /dev/hdc , dvd/cdwriter= /dev/hdd). Supermount is also a whole lot more reliable since I don't get that CD-stuck-inside-problem that I regularly got, even if I closed the file manager before unmounting.

My SuSE 9.0 install installed cdrom/dvd as /dev/hdc and dvdrecorder/cdrecorder as /dev/sr0. I found out scsi emulmation on both reader and writer improved things for burning with dao.

Now I guess that if you upgrade instead of doing a clean install, maybe yast gets confused about what to do, since you have a bit of both worlds.


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