problems with cd/dvd-device

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Tue Oct 25 05:58:39 PDT 2005

On Tuesday, 25 October 2005 at 14:55:17 +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 02:19:04PM +0200, Linnea Forslund wrote:
>> On 10/25/05, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at> wrote:
>>> On Tuesday, 25 October 2005 at 14:04:25 +0200, Linnea Forslund wrote:
>>>> I know, I know. I ask a lot of questions right now, but it's just
>>>> because I've waited until it's very acute until I got myself to start
>>>> fixing these things.
>>>> So, I can't seem to find my cd/dvd-device. What do I do?
>>> That depends on what you've already done.  What did you do?
>> Well, what "I" did originally I didn't do. Someone else did and I feel
>> a bit handicapped not knowing what's reallt been done and not. Now I
>> tried som commands in the newbie guide like these:
>> supermoccine# mount /cdrom
>> cd9660: /dev/acd0: Invalid argument
>> supermoccine# /sbin/mount_cd9660 /dev/cd0a /cdrom
>> mount_cd9660: /dev/cd0a: No such file or directory
> That should be /dev/acd0 or /dev/cd0, not /dev/cd0a.

Depends on the version of FreeBSD.

> Check that CD devices are actually there, with "ls /dev/*cd*".

That too depends on the version.  On 4.x, you'll always find a
/dev/acd0, even if there's no CD drive connected.

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