Re: PROBLEM: bad device file for cdrom while using devfs and ide-scsi

From: Rolf Eike Beer (
Date: Fri Jan 17 2003 - 02:16:51 EST

> [2.] Full description of the problem/report:
> I use Kernle-2.4.20 with devfs and ide-scsi.
> "devfs" is mounted at boot.
> I wonder that the symbolic-link to actual device file of cdrom is not
> correct, which is placed in /dev as
> "cdrom0 -> ../scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/cd"
> It should be placed in subdirectory /dev/cdroms, or it should be
> linked to "scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/cd", I think.
> Without ide-scsi, there is /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 which is correctry
> linked to actual device file.
> I was looking around the kernel source codes, but I cannot find
> where it was.

Are you sure that sr_mod is loaded? After installing ide-scsi the cdrom drive
is a scsi cdrom so you must load the scsi cdrom driver (module sr_mod). If it
is not in the `lsmod` output you should try "modprobe sr_mod".

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