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  1. #1
    phil.b
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    Default Missing CD Rom & DVD R/W in Linux

    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

  2. #2
    Jen C
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    Default Re: Missing CD Rom & DVD R/W in Linux

    I had a similar message on kernel 2.6 with the CD drive not being a valid block. Have a look at this post and see if it helps.

  3. #3
    phil.b
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    Default Re: Missing CD Rom & DVD R/W in Linux

    Thanks for the reply, I'll give it a go tomorrow evening

    Phil

  4. #4
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Missing CD Rom & DVD R/W in Linux

    Did you enable Devfs in the 2.6 kernel? Its not by default because its been labelled "obsolete"....


    Chill.

  5. #5
    phil.b
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    Default Re: Missing CD Rom & DVD R/W in Linux

    No I didn't. It was marked as obsolete, I'll give that a try tomorrow as well.
    Thanks

  6. #6
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Missing CD Rom & DVD R/W in Linux

    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.

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