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how to disable dvd drive?

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how to disable dvd drive?

# ioscan -funC disk
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
disk 0 0/0/2/ sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE TEAC DV-28E-C
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0
Honored Contributor

Re: how to disable dvd drive?

Hi Fizan,

I can see so many threads ...

» how to disable dvd drive?
» how to disable dvd-rom drive?
» how to check status of cd-drive ?


May I please know which one I should reply???
Did you get the answer ?

"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor

Re: how to disable dvd drive?

If you absolutely want nobody to find this drive with an ioscan and whatever method you can think of, the only guaranteed way of doing this is to unplug the interface cable. Otherwise, it will be found and used by someone who knows enough hpux to make it so.

If you just want your users not to use the dvdrom, I know this is not a good advice but you can delete the device files associated with this dvd drive (the cXtXdX files) and unless someone has root capability on this system, they can not run insf command to recreate them and without the device files, nobody will be able to talk to the device.

Hope this helps
UNIX because I majored in cryptology...
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: how to disable dvd drive?


Power cable or scsi cable. Disconnect.

I would love to know why you feel the need to do this.

Steven E Protter
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Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor

Re: how to disable dvd drive?

@SEP: My guess is, he does not want anybody to install software r request him to load this or that dvd to the drive :) In the past, I sometimes wished my machines did not have optical media drives, not lately though, since people learned to upload their own files and use them as CD's and what-not.
UNIX because I majored in cryptology...