Bug 87984 - cdrom units not properly configured
Summary: cdrom units not properly configured
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-04 10:15 UTC by David Balažic
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:35 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-03-29 20:56:13 UTC

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Description David Balažic 2003-04-04 10:15:46 UTC
Description of problem:

No correct /dev/cdrom* links and fstab entries are created fromy two CD drives.

[root@slave6 root]# cat /proc/ide/hde/model
[root@slave6 root]# cat /proc/ide/hdg/model
[root@slave6 root]# ll /dev/cdro*
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            8 Apr  3 18:21 /dev/cdrom -> /dev/hdg
[root@slave6 root]# ls /mnt/
1  2  3  cdrom  floppy # 1, 2 and 3 were created by me manually
[root@slave6 root]# cat /etc/fstab.REVOKE
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto defaults
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 auto defaults
[root@slave6 root]# cat /etc/fstab
LABEL=shrike            /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hde2               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto    noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              udf,iso9660 
noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
[root@slave6 root]#

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat Linux 9 (Shrike)

Additional info:

Here is what happened: I installed rhl9, then moved both cd drives from their 
old positions, to their current positions. Booted rhl9, the results are above.

Comment 1 David Balažic 2003-04-04 10:18:00 UTC
Originally , there was a "hda=ide-scsi" kernel option, but when I reshuffled 
the drives, hda became my system HD and the kernel could not find the root fs 
anymore, so I removed that kernel option. ( I should have added hdg=ide-scsi , 
but did not do it yet )

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-04-04 16:20:25 UTC
What are /dev/cdrom and /dev/cdrom1 linked to?

Comment 3 David Balažic 2003-04-04 17:02:15 UTC
I already wrote this :-)

/dev/cdrom -> /dev/hdg
/dev/cdrom1 does not exist

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-29 20:56:13 UTC
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

This is now handled in HAL with fstab-sync, and in the udev configuration. As
such, the old kudzu code is unlikely to change.

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