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How can I find out if Suse Linux 10 recognized the CDROM and how can I mount it?

 
AndreasM
Occasional Advisor

How can I find out if Suse Linux 10 recognized the CDROM and how can I mount it?

Hello,
I took over this compaq proliant 5500 under Suse linux 10.x and cannot find the cdrom.

There is no entry in fstab:
/dev/ida/c0d0p2 / ext2 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/system/home /home ext2 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/system/opt /opt ext2 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/system/srv /srv ext2 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/system/tmp /tmp ext2 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/system/usr /usr ext2 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/system/var /var ext2 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/ida/c0d1p1 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
none /subdomain subdomainfs noauto 0 0

There is nothing listed under /dev/h*
Under /dev/c* I can only find /dev/console
Under /dev/d* only /dev/disk is listed
Under /dev/s* there is no block device, nothing like sc or sd (scsi disk)
Under /dev/ida the scsi-devices are listed, but only the hard disks:
brw-r----- 1 root disk 72, 0 Apr 23 11:10 /dev/ida/c0d0
brw-r----- 1 root disk 72, 1 Apr 23 11:10 /dev/ida/c0d0p1
brw-r----- 1 root disk 72, 2 Apr 23 11:10 /dev/ida/c0d0p2
brw-r----- 1 root disk 72, 3 Apr 23 11:10 /dev/ida/c0d0p3
brw-r----- 1 root disk 72, 16 Apr 23 11:10 /dev/ida/c0d1
brw-r----- 1 root disk 72, 17 Apr 23 11:10 /dev/ida/c0d1p1

Basicly I know how to mount. But fist I have to have a mountable device, that is a cdrom here.
Actually the system must have been installed from cdrom.

Where would I find the mountable cdrom-device?
How can I make sure it has been recognized at all?
And if it hasn't, how can I activate it.
Thank you
Sincerely
Andreas
3 REPLIES 3
AndreasM
Occasional Advisor

Re: How can I find out if Suse Linux 10 recognized the CDROM and how can I mount it?

Hello,
I can open yast2 at the console.
The tape scsi device is listed, but no cdrom.
This seems to be listed as a character device (?):
crw-r----- 1 root disk 21, 0 Apr 23 11:10 sg0
When I list all block devices using this command:
ls -ldAF ./*|grep ^b
This shows only devices like the following:

fd
loop
md
ram

Most likely it stands for floppy disk, Loop back, raid and ramdisk or some such. There are quite a few of each but there is nothing pointing to a cdrom.

When I reboot the machine, the server does find the cdrom and can boot from it.

So actually somehow I should get the cdrom acquainted to linux?
Sincerely

Andreas
AndreasM
Occasional Advisor

Re: How can I find out if Suse Linux 10 recognized the CDROM and how can I mount it?

Hello,
I used the HP Maintenance CD 7.30 to boot.
Yet it only booted into the command prompt:
bash-2.05a#
Neither the bash was loaded, nor a GUI.
Unter /mnt/cdrom I could finde the CD-contents.
Tried to run autorun_linux with
bash ../mnt/cdrom/autorun_linux
Result:
error while loading shared libraries libgthread-1.2.s
cannot open shared xxx file: no such file or directory.

Is the HWMaintenanceCD 7.30 too new for this Server under Linux?
I would really appreciate some helpful hints.

Sincerely
Andreas
pjr2761
Occasional Advisor

Re: How can I find out if Suse Linux 10 recognized the CDROM and how can I mount it?

Are you running Gnome or KDE?