----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Martin" <pjmartin@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2005 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Can't mount cdrom?
> Duncan wrote:
>>Drake Donahue posted <004b01c6083a$fc0acf10$0200a8c0@...>,
>>excerpted below, on Fri, 23 Dec 2005 22:34:45 -0500:
>>>found this and was reminded that i do not know the cd in question is
>>>master on the second ide controller
>>>Your first task is to determine the device name. Refer to the chart
>>> IDE Port Master/slave Device
>>> 1 master /dev/hda
>>> 1 slave /dev/hdb
>>> 2 master /dev/hdc
> As I understand it, Master is the device on the end of the cable. My HD is
> on the end of one cable and is working fine as hda. My cdrom is at the end
> of the other cable, and works fine while booting from the cd. I beleive
> that my mother board only has 2 IDE ports and if I want more drives it
> will be on sata.
Master/slave is usually determined by jumpers on the device.
It is pretty clear the cd is at hdc, however running eject hdc(should) and
eject hdd(shouldn't) will confirm identity and the lowest level of function.
> From other post, I did 'modprobe ide-cd', result;
> Fatal: module ide-cd not found.
this is as it should be, if you used yes vice m in menuconfig on the item
ata/atapi/mfm/rll support under device drivers.
>>That's what I was wondering as well, but I thought /surely/ it had been
>>covered already, and I must have missed it. Glad to see it specifically
>>covered here, however, just in case.
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