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    HDTH (How Did This Happen)

    just tried to use the CDRW and then the DVD drives and nothing.
    Been screwing around with it but no luck (no skill either).

    Got this from "mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom"

    root@boxone:/home/bob# mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/floppy
    mount: mount point /mnt/floppy is a symbolic link to nowhere

    How do I start to get these running?

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    Re: HDTH (How Did This Happen)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatal Error
    root@boxone:/home/bob# mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/floppy
    mount: mount point /mnt/floppy is a symbolic link to nowhere
    Sounds like, for some reason, your /mnt/floppy is a symlink somewhere, but the other end of that symlink doesn't exist. Why? I have no idea.

    Try, as root:

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    mkdir /mnt/cdrom
    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
    assuming that /dev/cdrom is a link which points to the correct device. (/dev/hda being the primary master on the IDE chain, hdb == primary slave, hdc == secondary master, hdd == secondary slave)

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    Stween, I can not find either drive anywhere!

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    Open your /dev directory and locate a valid device for your optical drives. If you are not using a 2.4 series kernel with scsi emulation, the first optical drive will /dev/hdc , the second /dev/hdd... any other device name for those devices will be a symlink to one of those 2 devices. If you are running 2.4 with scsi emulation, which you would be to successfully burn discs with the 2.4 kernel, your opticals could be /dev/sr0 and /dev/sr1 ; /dev/sg0 and /dev/sg1 or, under Debian-- /dev/scd0 and /dev/scd1. You won't hurt anything if you edit your /etc/fstab file and try mounting the devices until you find the right ones. If you're using KDE, right click the desktop, create a device, and use the cd devices you added to fstab. Insert a disk and try mounting it. Once you've created the link on the desktop, you can change the device it points to using right click/properties. You can also watch the boot process, and pay attention to where the init says it has located the optical drives, then just use the names it listed to edit your /etc/fstab.

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    Dawg, Thnx man, its working once again (for the moment at least) I just happily go about breaking Linux. I guess I am lucky to know a few good mechanics.

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    Right on! I know these things because I've choked out my own installs so many times! I can't tell you how many devices I've "lost" and had to relocate. You should've seen my first "udev" debacle, lol. Anyways, glad to hear you found 'em!
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