Bug 63834 - Link /dev/dvd omitted
Summary: Link /dev/dvd omitted
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu   
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 71669 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-04-19 10:19 UTC by Dr. Peter Boy
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: FC3
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-23 19:34:58 UTC
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Description Dr. Peter Boy 2002-04-19 10:19:11 UTC
Description of Problem:

My system (ibm IntelliStation M Pro 6889) has an DVD drive (NEC) installed as a
replacement for the CD-ROM. When I install Skipjack-2 onto this system (after
modification of the drive) my DVD drive is hda (SCSI for harddrives) and a link
/dev/cdrom is created to /dev/hda. A lot of DVD related programs (like xine
which is part of the distribution) expect to find /dev/dvd linked to a propper

kudzu (or anaconda?) should create a /dev/dvd link as well in case it finds a
dvd drive (hardware browser reports: "_NEC DV-5800A")

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

Skipjack 7.2.93 Beta - 2

How Reproducible:

just install Skipjack onto a system with a dvd drive (at least by NEC)

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

A link /dev/dvd  ->  /dev/hd? should be created for a dvd drive

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-28 00:09:44 UTC
*** Bug 71669 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-23 19:34:58 UTC
This is done as part of the udev config in later releases (FC3, FC4), and should
be working ok.

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