CDROM (SCSI) Installation Problem, Block Device not Detected

CDROM (SCSI) Installation Problem, Block Device not Detected

Post by Tejvanse S. Dhill » Wed, 25 Sep 1996 04:00:00

mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/sr0 as a block device
       (maybe 'insmod driver'?)

I have tried to use

# mount -t iso9660 /dev/scd0 /cdrom -o ro (as well as /dev/scd1 /cdrom)

and the same message appears. I created the sr0 device driver using
mknod and the scd0 and scd1 block devices were already in /dev

During the installation the cdrom was detected at the CONFIGURING
DEVICE DRIVERS section as the following message was shown:

CDROM sr0 at scsi2, channel 0, id 5, lun 0

The System consists of the following:

Dell PowerEdge 5133-2 XE Pentium 133 MHz
2 GB scsi hard drive NCRPCI 3.07.02 (the vendor is SEAGATE)
CDR-512 internal CDROM
CTD 8000 DDS-2 Digital Audio Tape Drive

After reading the SCSI-HOWTO, it appears that the hardware is
supported. Does anyone know why this problem is occuring?

Many thanks in advance,

Tej Dhillon
Labour Operations Applications Development
(819) 953-7524