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

jtd jtd at mtnl.net.in
Sun Jun 28 19:54:35 IST 2009


On Sunday 28 June 2009, Rony Bill wrote:
> 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.

actually it was the old way of handling scsi drives and cdrw drives, and was 
discarded at least 2 years ago. My sarge (and earlier) setupsused sr0.



-- 
Rgds
JTD


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