Confused CD-ROM drives.
Posted on 2000-04-13
Yesterday, I installed Linux Mandrake 7.02 on my computer for the first time and I noticed one of my two CD-ROM drives weren't being recognised by Linux.
I have two CD-ROM drives: A Philips CDD3610 CD-RW and a Creative Labs 52x CD-ROM. Both of them are IDE drives connected to my motherboard in my secondary IDE slot (with the CD-RW being the master drive).
When Linux was first started under the KDE environment, I could easily read information from the Creative CD-ROM - but not from the CD-RW. Both drives were set to 'supermount'. Whenever I try to get information from the CD-RW, my floppy drive starts whirring and says that it "Can't list files".
Looking under the KDE Control Centre, in the SCSI tab, my CD-RW is listed in there as a SCSI drive (even when it's an IDE drive). Contradictory to this, the DraxConf program lists me as having 3 CD-ROM drives: The Philips CDRW (/dev/hdd), the Creative CD-ROM (/dev/hde) and an unknown drive (/dev/sccd0).
I've tried amending the two lines in my /etc/fstab file to ones that mount /dev/hdd and /dev/hde - I've also tried adding kdelinks on the KDE desktop to them too, but to no luck so far.
Does anybody have any ideas as to what is wrong and how it can be fixed. I've only been using Linux for one evening, so I'm pretty novice.