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Buzza24
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How Slack? I can't use my DVD

Post by Buzza24 » Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:31 pm

Hey guys,

this is my third day using Slack and it's growing on me quite rapidly.
One problem though: I can't use my dvd rom.
Slack was able to detect the burner but it left my dvd high and dry.
Please help.

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Post by Tux » Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:56 pm

You need to elaborate; how are you trying to use it and what problems is it giving you?

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Post by Buzza24 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:33 pm

well the problem is that i can't use it.

In redhat, it detected both drives and set them up as /dev/cdrom & /dev/cdrom1. In slack all i have is /mnt/cdrom -> /dev/cdrom and that's it. /mnt/cdrom is the drive i used to install it if that helps in anyway.

If you want some details they're both LG drives. LG DVD-ROM 16x, and LG CD-RW 52x24x52x

I just want to be able to mount the drive and use it (data, audio, DVD).
If u need anything else just ask.

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Post by TheQuirk » Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:28 pm

You just have to mount it yourself. Create a directory called "/mnt/dvd," or something, and mount it like you'd usually mount a CD.
mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdd /mnt/dvd
You'd also want to add the following to /etc/fstab:
/dev/hdd /mnt/dvd iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0

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Post by Buzza24 » Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:06 pm

thanks a heap,

it now works and now i can watch dvds :D :D
but purhaps later.

thanks agian

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Post by Tux » Sat Mar 20, 2004 5:22 pm

Also,
ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/dvd

This should stop certain media apps from complaining that they can't find a drive.

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