Bug 52694 - /dev/cdrom link not created automatically with NFS kickstart install
/dev/cdrom link not created automatically with NFS kickstart install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-28 03:58 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-20 04:19:51 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-28 03:58:18 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm using kickstart install over NFS. The /dev/cdrom link does not
get created automatically. Isn't it supposed to do that?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do kickstart install
2. Reboot

Actual Results:  The thing checking fstab complains about not finding
and it really isn't there.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-28 14:11:35 EDT
Yes, it is supposed to make a /dev/cdrom link.  I don't know why it wouldn't. 
What kind if cdrom drive is in the machine?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-08-29 01:58:21 EDT
from dmesg:
hdc: CD-ROM 50X, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive

In other words plain old cd-rom drive. I have now installed RH 7.1 into about
15 computers, all with the same symptoms. With Red Hat 6.2, no problems.

And now that I think a bit more, I recall that there appears on one VC
messages like "cannot open cd-rom". I didn't pay much attention to them,
because I'm installing over NFS.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-08-29 15:14:08 EDT
This is very strange because I have never seen this in any of my testing and I
do NFS installs every day...
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-08-29 15:26:30 EDT
Are these DVD drives?  I've seen one other report of a DVD drive having problems.
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2001-08-30 02:15:43 EDT
No, they are all common cd-rom drives. Is there any additional information I
could provide to you?

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2001-08-30 18:40:44 EDT
Are you not installing or not enabling the kudzu service?  The /dev/cdrom link
is created by kudzu during the boot process
Comment 7 Need Real Name 2001-08-31 01:28:28 EDT
I am installing kudzu and it is invoked normally when I boot up.
Next week I'm going to make a couple of new installs. I then check more
thoroughly if the link gets created at all, is kudzu removing it or
something like that.
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2001-08-31 01:31:10 EDT
Changing component to kudzu
Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-31 09:51:08 EDT
What does 'kudzu -p -c cdrom' say?
Comment 10 Need Real Name 2001-08-31 11:19:35 EDT
class: CDROM
bus: IDE
detached: 0
device: hdc
driver: ignore
desc: "SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-152C"-
Comment 11 Need Real Name 2001-09-20 04:19:45 EDT
Hi! I finally figured out what was the problem. Local install script added
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrw fstab entry and that somehow made kudzu fail.
Comment 12 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-03 22:23:20 EST
Ah, updfstab won't make the link if an entry already exists in /etc/fstab that
it didn't write.

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