IDE CD-Roms will be at /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 (/dev/cdroms/cdrom1, etc...)
only _after_ you load the cd-rom module (ide-cd.o)
Same goes for the zip (although it may treat it as a normal scsi disk,
and not make a /dev/zip entry - I'm not sure)
You can support module auto-loading by putting modules.devfs in /etc
(see the installer caveats page).
I agree, devfs is tricky when you're new to it. I'd suggest doing some
reading on devfs configuration.
João Paulo Legat wrote:
> I did a fresh install w/o problems and after booting I noticed that the
> ATAPI ZIP 100 and the IDE cd-rom were not listed in /dev.
> What I did:
> 1- gone to /usr/src/linux-2.4.0/scripts and executed MAKEDEV.devfs
> 2- lodaded the respective modules for the cd and zip - ide-floppy, ide-cd,
> cdrom by hand.
> 3- It worked : )
> After that I rebooted and found that the entries for the cd-rom and the zip
> drive unit disappeared again...
> 1- Is there a way to make these entries in /dev permanent ?
> 2- Does it have something to do with the devfs scheme ?
> 3- Why the correct modules were not lodaded automatically ?
> Note: I'm totally new to devfs....
> Best regards,