On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 23:29:03 +0200, Henri Magnin <henri.magnin@...> wrote:
> I recently purchased an Asus M6 (Centrino 1.6GHz), and did not want to bother
> anymore with the Windoze Family stuff.
> I wanted to install a modular Linux, which I could master and upgrade as I
> I earlier tried muliple other distributions (Aurox, Mandrake), but I did no
> longer expect to have any "straightforward" or "magic" install which was too
> tricky to update in future.
> I downloaded Gentoo 2004.2, started from stage3 (in a first trial), and
> compiled a 2.6.7 kernel.
> All was Ok, I even compiled X11 and kde and ati_drivers, to try employ at
> best my Radeon 9700 graphics card.
> My concern is about the CD-Rom on my own (very new) linux install.
> When booting from the install boot CD-Rom, I have a /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 device.
> But in the /dev of my hard-disk install, there is no such entry. So when I
> chroot to it, I can no more see the CD-Rom device.
You mean when you chroot to your harddisk after booting from CD?
That's not a big deal, since gentoo uses devfs (or udev) which gets
initialized during boot up sequence and actually creates all needed
devices in /dev of your root filesystem.
But if I misunderstood you and you're not seeing you CD rom device in
/dev of your harddisk AFTER you booted your new kernel, then you
probably forget something in kernel config. Most likely, you should
have option "Include IDE/ATAPI CDROM support" checked under Device
drivers->IDE/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support menu.
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