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Re: c400 external drive bay

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  • Justin Georgeson
    Already tried it. I wonder if there should be an entry in /etc/modules.conf linking one of the modules with a block-major device.
    Message 1 of 16 , Sep 2, 2003
      Already tried it. I wonder if there should be an entry in
      /etc/modules.conf linking one of the modules with a block-major device.

      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, Brock Campbell <brock@a...>
      wrote:
      > Try a lsmod with CD connected and without. there should be an entry
      > corresponding to your CDrom drive.
      >
      > Good luck, I'm off to bed, I'll check how you made out in the morning.
      >
      > On Tue, 2003-09-02 at 00:27, Justin Georgeson wrote:
      > > Ok, I'm running GNOME, which was set to mount data cd's automatically,
      > > and the service autofs was running. I disabled the GNOME feature and
      > > stopped the autofs service, and I was able to unload the modules and
      > > disconnect the drive. I was then able to connect the floppy, access
      > > it, disconnect it, connect the cd, and mount a disc. But I still can't
      > > access the cd if it wasn't connected when the system booted. The devfs
      > > entry isn't created when I connect the drive and load the modules:
      > > "special device /dev/cdrom does not exist."
      > >
      > > --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, Brock Campbell <brock@a...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > I see, unfortunately I'm not as familiar with Redhat's treatment of
      > > > this. If possible try it with Knoppix just to be sure it's not a
      > > > hardware specific thing. Other idea's, maybe there is a daemon,
      > > > something like automount that is watching for media changes, but not
      > > > device changes and thus locking up the bus.try looking in
      > > /etc/init.d/
      > > > for a script with mount in it's name (supermount, automount, etc.)
      > > and
      > > > try restarting it when you've disconnected it. this may stop the
      > > kernel
      > > > messages.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On Mon, 2003-09-01 at 22:58, Justin Georgeson wrote:
      > > > > If I disconnect the cable, with the drive unmounted, I get a
      > > series of
      > > > > kernel messages listed below, but they don't stop until I reboot.
      > > > > Also, I can't unload any of the modules that are loaded for the
      > > drive
      > > > > during boot, even after physically disconnecting the drive. If I
      > > then
      > > > > attach the floppy, I get the set of messages at the end of this
      > > post
      > > > > in /var/log/messages over and over, and I can't read from the
      > > floppy.
      > > > > I can't use the cd drive unless it is connected at boot, and I
      > > can't
      > > > > use the floppy unless I shut down, disconnect the cd, and boot up.
      > > > > .
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