MAKEDEV problems fixed

john john at cllug.org
Fri Feb 14 12:59:54 PST 2003


Thanks Frank, that worked, sorry for the stupid question!

John

Frank Gore wrote:
> 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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