[ILUG-BOM] how to play vcds or svcd in ubuntu?

Rony Bill gnulinuxist at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 16:02:34 IST 2009


On 6/28/09, Nachiketa Sadhu <sadhu at iitb.ac.in> wrote:
> Rony wrote:
>
>> SATA drives per slot are named as sda, sdb, sdc and sdd. If any of the
>> drives has partitions then _those_ partitions are numbered as 1,2,3 etc.
>> Therefore a SATA HDD on slot sda will have partitions sda1, sda2, sda3
>> etc. However a CD/DVD Drive does not have partitions and is named only
>> as sda, sdb, sdc sdd etc.
>>
>> You mention above that your HDD is sda, therefore the next free name for
>> your SATA CD ROM will be sdb. As an exercise run the command 'dmesg' in
>> your terminal and look for entries for your HDD and CD drive.
>>
>
> I am afraid not. The output from my fedora 11 is attached below. You
> will see that dvd drives are named sr0 and sr1. Of course if you say
> that the naming convention are different for cddrives then I can not say
> anything.
>
> Thanks and regards.
>
> sadhu
>
> [root at urmi dev]# ls -l sr*
> brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 11, 0 2009-06-28 21:18 sr0
> brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 11, 1 2009-06-28 21:18 sr1
> [root at urmi dev]# ls -l cd*
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3 2009-06-28 21:18 cdrom -> sr0
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3 2009-06-28 21:18 cdrom1 -> sr1
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3 2009-06-28 21:18 cdrw -> sr0
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3 2009-06-28 21:18 cdrw1 -> sr1
> [root at urmi dev]# ls -l sd*
> brw-rw----. 1 root disk 8,  0 2009-06-28 21:18 sda
> brw-rw----. 1 root disk 8,  1 2009-06-28 21:18 sda1
> brw-rw----. 1 root disk 8,  2 2009-06-28 21:18 sda2
> brw-rw----. 1 root disk 8,  3 2009-06-28 21:18 sda3
> brw-rw----. 1 root disk 8,  4 2009-06-28 21:18 sda4
> brw-rw----. 1 root disk 8, 16 2009-06-28 21:18 sdb
> brw-rw----. 1 root disk 8, 17 2009-06-28 21:18 sdb1
> brw-rw----. 1 root disk 8, 18 2009-06-28 21:18 sdb2
> [root at urmi dev]#
>

Hmm! So this appears to be the new way of naming CD drives by other
distros too.


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Rony.
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