Re: /dev/cdrom block device corrupt
From: Paul Lutus (nospam_at_nosite.zzz)
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 16:15:36 -0700
> i'm having a issue mounting my cdrom device. it was working. now it's not.
> let me paint the picture.
> i have xp, 2000, and rh7.3 all on same disk. i use grub as boot loader
> (bootstrap phase2). all can boot just fine. i then went ahead and loaded
> latest vmware onto XP and then created a virtual linux host using
> "physical disk". i was having issue with X when loading virtual linux, so
> i had to install the vmware-tools into linux while booted into linux
> virtual host. it fixed X issue and when i re-ran virtual linux i had kudzu
> run, apparently some other types of vmware drivers loading for audio and
> having some issues with virtual linux i decided just not to use it to load
> a virtual linux. so i boot real linux and turn off vmware-tools service
> from loading, then rebooted real linux. now i cannot mount dev/cdrom /mnt
> , says it is a invalid bock device.
Look at the device node for the drive. And look in /etc/fstab. Compare the
first with another system, compare the second with your backup copy.
> is there a quick way to rebuild device tree (like a reconfigure does on
> solaris) ??
You may only have to replace a single device node. See which device
/dev/cdrom points to, if it does.
-- Paul Lutus http://www.arachnoid.com