[TriLUG] any clues?
Mon, 26 Nov 2001 15:57:37 -0500
>The following commands will fix his problem:
>ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/cdrom
>How'd I do? :)
I'd have to say you did quite well. Not that I actually know, but I got the
same answer from others.
I guess my main point here is that a)this iditard wrote to documentation
asking for technical help (which happens from time to time because people
don't think), and b) he was really rude. His first email was as pathetically
sarcastic as it could be, saying something to the effect of 'you should tell
people that when they buy your box sets they're on their own because your
books suck.' Flies and honey, buddy, flies and honey.
I'm not feeling all insecure about our books now (the guy is clearly an
upstart with some serious anger issues and he probably drinks heavily
everytime he boots his machine. hehheh.), but I do feel for folks who work
in support more and more when I see crap like this. Imagine talking to that
guy on the phone? I'd have a conniption, satan would emerge from my skull,
and I'd end up calling the guy something really impressive, like "a big
Ah well. That's it for today's superfluous diversion. Thanks for reading.
>He actually did provide a fairly good description, even if it mostly
>consisted of cutting-and-pasting stuff -- he cut-n-pasted the relevant
>stuff. (The problem of course being that the /dev/cdrom symlink points to
>/dev/scd0 instead of the correct /dev/hdc )
> > "with checking with the book. the ls -l /dev/cdrom comes up with
> > -
> > /dev/scd0. the cat /proc/devices has ide0 and ide1. dmeg | more has an
> > hda
> > and hdc pcrw804 atapi cd/dvd rom drive scsi subsys driver rev:1.00 and
> > scsi0: scsi hostadapter emulation ide atapi devices. vendor phillips
> > pcrw804 rev: 2,1 and type: cd-rom ansi scsi rev: 02. mount /dev/cdrom
> > /mnt/cdrom I get unknown devise. the cat /proc/filesystems has iso9660
> > listed and the cdrom installed is set to master. thank you let me know
> > to fix if possible."
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