Why I haven't device /dev/cd0

Mike Jeays mj001 at rogers.com
Wed Jan 18 13:05:38 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 21:53 +0100, cblasius wrote:
> Hello !
> I want to use DVD+RW. I looked in handbook and I saw there:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/creating-dvds.html
>  >>16.7.5 Using a DVD+RW
>  >>
>  >>Unlike CD-RW, a virgin DVD+RW needs to be formatted before first use. 
>  >>The growisofs(1) program will take care of it automatically whenever 
>  >>appropriate, which is the recommended way. However you can use the 
>  >>dvd+rw-format command to format the DVD+RW:
>  >>
>  >># dvd+rw-format /dev/cd0
> It is a mistake?
> In my folder /dev/ I have only the following devices for DVD:
> /dev/acd0
> and this (I do not remember exactly it name)
> /dev/acd0t01
> Where is /dev/cd0?
> I want to format my DVD, but when I use:
> # dvd+rw-format /dev/acd0
> then I obtain error about something inappropriate ioctl.
> Please for help. I'm beginner in FreeBSD.
> I try format DVD+RW and then want to use for packet writing.
> Is it possible?
> Best regards,
> cblasius
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You need to add one line ("device atapicam") to the kernel config file
and recompile the kernel to enable access to CD and DVD devices
through /dev/cd0

See section 16.6.9 in the Handbook, and also section 8 for recompiling a

Installing K3B will provide a NERO-like GUI interface for burning CDs,
should you prefer to do it that way.

Nowhere near as hard as it sounds!

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