> From: Peter Flynn [mailto:pflynn at imbolc.ucc.ie]
> RH6.2 install couldn't find any CD drive. I got it to crawl
> into action
> by plugging it into the motherboard 2nd IDE connector and
> disabling the
> IDE connector on the sound card (it provided a labelled jumper, yay!)
>> Installed the system. It didn't spot the sound card at all, but
> sndconfig got it first go. But now any attempt to use the CD drive
> gets me the message that /dev/crom is not recognised as a
> block device.
> It's a soft link to /dev/hdd, which is the correct major and minor
> for a master on the 2nd IDE, which is how it's configured. If it got
> to use it during the install, and obviously configured it in /dev
> correctly, why should it now claim that it's not a block device when
> it patently is?
The correct device name for the master on the secondary channel is /dev/hdc.
I don't understand how Red Hat could have a created a device node called hdd
that referred to the srecondary master.
To check if the CD-ROM is even being detected by the kernel, do:
$ dmesg | less
and page through. Typically, you will see lines of the form:
hdc: Toshiba ATAPI CD-ROM (128k buffer)
If you don't see the CD-ROM being detected, something hardware-wise may be
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