I'm not familiar with an ASUS laptop, but I know that a Sony VAIO has
a firewire bus for the cdrom. You might want to check to see if your
cdrom is firewire or IDE. When you use your gentoo boot CD, try lsmod
and see if it is loading any special firewire drivers. This might can
help you find out.
On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 00:19:08 +0200, Jaroslav Sladek
> On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 23:29:03 +0200, Henri Magnin <henri.magnin@...> wrote:
> > Hi
> > 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
> > like.
> > 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.
> Jaroslav Sladek
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