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phil.b
17-02-2004, 09:49 PM
Anyone got any idea why after compiling the 2.6.1 Kernel for Mandrake 9.2, the DVD writer & CD Rom are reported as being removed. I can't find anything in menuconfig related to CD & DVD that's not selected. Otherwise the kernel works ok.

Phil

Jen C
17-02-2004, 09:54 PM
I had a similar message on kernel 2.6 with the CD drive not being a valid block. Have a look at this post (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=43406&message=235749&q=kernel#235749) and see if it helps.

phil.b
17-02-2004, 09:58 PM
Thanks for the reply, I'll give it a go tomorrow evening

Phil

Chilling_Silently
17-02-2004, 10:02 PM
Did you enable Devfs in the 2.6 kernel? Its not by default because its been labelled "obsolete"....


Chill.

phil.b
17-02-2004, 10:08 PM
No I didn't. It was marked as obsolete, I'll give that a try tomorrow as well.
Thanks

Chilling_Silently
17-02-2004, 10:32 PM
You'll need that first then, otherwise you're going to have to use the Sysfs (Im pretty sure thats what its called).

See /sys ;-)

You'll need to enabled mounting of devfs at boot too, but they're right next to each other IIRC.


Chill.