[brluglist] any help if possible
zenhonky at bellsouth.net
Thu Jan 10 06:45:18 CST 2002
Okay, I figured it out, well, at least part of it. I initially didn't
investigate as far as I should have. /media/cdrom was pointing to
/dev/cdrom. Everything seemed just fine. But upon checking out /dev/cdrom,
it was pointing at /dev/hdc. That's my dvd drive. So, /media/dvd and
/media/cdrom were both pointing at the dvd. Why the dvd doesn't work, I
don't know, but it is a cheap one that gives me problems in the first place
anyway, I'm not too worried about that. Why Suse decided to suddenly start
pointing the link to my cd-rom to my dvd-rom, I have no clue and this is
gonna puzzle me for a long time.
But, the good news is that I pointed everything in the right direction and
it's working fine. In a related note, I would suggest against anyone buying
a RAITE dvd-rom. It's a cheap piece of trash in my opinion.
p.s. Sorry about filling up your inbox with a conversation between me
p.p.s. Shawn, you have Suse 7.2. It has a newer version of the kernel and
all types of other newer things also packaged in with it.
On Thursday 10 January 2002 04:01, you wrote:
> I normally try and figure things out myself, but I've failed to understand
> what's going on in this instance. I can't mount my cd-rom, nor my dvd-rom.
> I'm running Suse 7.2. I know the drives are working because Yast2 has no
> problem installing software from the installation disks. And I know I
> could mount them before, because I've played starcraft through wine, and
> i've installed .rpm's from several cd's before.
> When I type mount /media/cdrom or mount /media/dvd (that's where suse puts
> it /mnt is completely empty), I get the message "mount: No medium found".
> OK, so after looking at fstab and all that nice stuff and not seeing the
> problem, I decided to reinstall, just in case there was something I messed
> up I shouldn't have, because after all, when I first installed, my drives
> were working fine. Plus it gave me a reason to repartition my hard drive
> like I should have in the first place. Well, reinstall went great, until
> of course I tried to mount my drives. No dice, didn't work. The symlinks
> all seem to be pointing in the right places, I just don't understand. I've
> tried running as root. I've tried it at every run level possible. Looked
> at my fstab. And a plethora of other things Pepe.
> If anyone can shine any type of light on my situation, even if it's one of
> those cheap lights that come on keychains, I'd appreciate it. Thanks for
> the help ahead of time.
> P.S. I enjoyed the meeting at Brewbacher's. And thanks everyone for the
> reply to my last e-mail.
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