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    Cannot Access Other Drives & CD/CD Writer Drives

    I had just compiled 2.6.1 and I cannot access my other drives. Also, I don't know where or what to edit in the fstab so I can access the CD's contents either.

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    Re:Cannot Access Other Drives & CD/CD Writer Drives

    Did you install support for your ide controllers?

    What is your CD connect to? The second connector from second IDE port? The first connector from second IDE port?

    Here is the run down.

    hda - First drive connect to primary IDE controller.
    hdb - Second drive to Primary IDE
    hdc - First drive to Secondary IDE
    hdd - Second drive to Secondary IDE

    HTH ...

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    Re:Cannot Access Other Drives & CD/CD Writer Drives

    I could have sworn I did install support for them. It's the second connecter on the second IDE port

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    No one can help?

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    Re:Cannot Access Other Drives & CD/CD Writer Drives

    hello,
    are you passing any arguements to LILO or GRUB ?
    did the drives work before you installed kernel 2.6.1 - if so then there should be no need to modify /etc/fsatb (unless you had them linked to a scsi device).

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    Re:Cannot Access Other Drives & CD/CD Writer Drives

    I don't remember passing any arguements to LILO. The drives did work before I installed kernel 2.6.1

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    Re:Cannot Access Other Drives & CD/CD Writer Drives

    What do you mean you cannot access your other drives?

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    Re:Cannot Access Other Drives & CD/CD Writer Drives

    Permission Denied to both drives. Sorry about not mentioning that earlier.

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    Re:Cannot Access Other Drives & CD/CD Writer Drives

    Allright. That is a completely different error.

    There are two ways to deal with permissions:

    (I took this from the Xine and DVD's tutorials)
    http://www.linuxjunior.org/cgi-bin/p...play&id=99

    Check access to your cdrom
    1. Check to see if /dev/cdrom exists. If it does not, make a symbolic link to it from your cdrom : su -c "ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom" (assuming your cdrom is on /dev/hdc.) Next, make sure your user account can access both /dev/hdc and /dev/cdrom. ls -la will list all the permissions.
    2. If your user account does not have permissions, there are two ways to deal with it:
    quick and dirty
    A. su -c "chmod 755 /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom"

    slow and efficient
    A. Make a group called media. su -c "groupadd media"
    B. Make sure your optical devices belong to that group. su -c "chgrp media /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom"
    C.Then make sure the owner and the group can read and write those devices, and no-one else. su -c "chmod 660 /dev/hdc cdrom"
    D. Add your user account to the media group. su -c "adduser yourusername media"


    Hope that helps.

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