MAKEDEV problems

Frank Gore fgore at
Fri Feb 14 12:48:16 PST 2003

On February 14, 2003 15:34, john wrote:
> how do I make /dev/cdrom and /dev/dvd?
> I tried ./MAKEDEV -v cdrom
> and it came back with:
> ./MAKEDEV: don't know how to make device "cdrom"
> I have 1 HDD /dev/hda, would cdrom be /dev/hdb and dvd be /dev/hdc ?

/dev/cdrom is not a real device. It's typically a symlink to the real device. 
My cdrom is the slave on IDE-1, so it's at /dev/hdb. I just make a symlink:

ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/hdb

Same goes for the dvd drive
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