Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107510
symlink points to /dev/hdc instead of /dev/scd0 for a cd-rw using ide-scsi
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:39:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
My system has a cd-rw on /dev/hdc. After a fresh install of Fedora Core test 3,
grub is set to pass the appropriate ide-scsi parameters to the kernel. However,
the symlink /dev/cdrom points to /dev/hdc instead of /dev/scd0, so the cd-rw is
not mountable by nautilus. This same hardware works fine with my current Redhat
9 installation (same machine, dual boot). I have performed the installation of
Fedora Core test 3 twice, with the same result both times.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core test 3
2. Try to mount a cd with nautilus
Actual Results: Nautilus will give a media error when attempting to mount the
cd. /dev/cdrom will be pointing to /dev/hdc instead of /dev/scd0.
Expected Results: /dev/cdrom should be pointing to /dev/scd0, so nautilus will
be able to mount the cdrom.
This system also has Redhat 9 on it, and it works fine.
The kudzu service *is* enabled, correct? Is the ide-scsi module getting loaded
I just did some checking, and I think I have it figured out.
To answer your questions, kudzu was enabled and ide-scsi was working. HOWEVER,
the graphical boot was covering some important information. It turns out that
when kudzu ran during the boot, it was waiting for some user intervention
underneath the splash screen. I have a serial intellimouse on my system (yes, it
is old), and kudzu thought it had been removed (it has not). When it never
received any user intervention, it timed out and continued booting, apparently
without ever taking care of the cd-rw configuration. Having realized this, I ran
kudzu from the command line and told it to keep the intellimouse configuration.
On the next boot, kudzu went through its hardware checks without any requests
for user intervention, and the cd-rw was properly configured (/dev/cdrom ->
/dev/scd0, useable by normal users).
I imagine that I haven't had this problem before because, the first time I
booted RH9, I saw the kudzu prompt since it isn't covered by a graphical boot
screen, told it to keep the intellimouse configuration, and everything worked
just fine. Perhaps the graphical boot needs a way to know that something is
waiting for user input and then automatically show the details?
FWIW, the serial mouse stuff should work right again with
kudzu-1.1.35-1, and also it will automatically show details if kudzu
So this instance should be fixed.