cd drive won't open
chip at wiegand.org
Sat Jun 28 01:35:27 UTC 2008
Chris Hill wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, chip wrote:
>> chip wrote:
>>> Oddly enough, my cd drive will not open. Just yesterday I installed
>>> FBSD from cd and it was fine. Now it won't open. I haven't used it
>>> since installing FBSD.
>>> I've tried umount /cdrom but get an error message
>>> umount: /cdrom: not a file system root directory
>>> Doesn't make any sense. I'm gonna shut down the machine and check
>>> the cables, just in case it came loose.
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>> Well, after reseating the cables for the cd drive, and rebooting
>> twice, the drive finally opens. During bootup the system recognizes
>> the drive correctly and assigns it to acd0. But, the orange activity
>> light stays on continually (not flashing, just steady on) and
>> everything is running very slow now. It's definately related to the
>> cd drive, but what do I look for?
> Maybe the drive is bad? Are you able to try a different drive?
> Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
> ** [ Busy Expunging <|> ]
It finally did - after about 5 minutes of the system being apparently
locked up, then a few more minutes of high activity slowing down the
'puter. Then it finally started to respond properly and now works fine.
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