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Re: what does this 'cdrom: open failed' message mean

Peter Boy wrote:
Am Mo, den 10.05.2004 schrieb Alexander Volovics um 21:20:

OK, I just now rebooted with a cd in the drive and the message
disappears. But why should I get the message in the first place.

I have never seen it before.

I don't know. Maybe you updated the software and the developer decided to add some messages to syslog.


I believe this expected behaviour, if the system tries to mount the
cdrom drive at boot.  This will happen if there's an entry for the
cd drive in /etc/fstab.  You can avoid this boot error by:

1) adding a "noauto" option to the /etc/fstab entry (man 5 fstab)


 2) remove the /etc/fstab entry, and use autofs to mount it.
    - chkconfig autofs on
    - uncomment the "misc" entry in /etc/auto.master
    - uncomment and verify the "cd" entry in /etc/auto.misc
    accessing /misc/cd should automount the cd on demand, and
    unmount if it's been idle for over 60 seconds.

Hope this helps.
-Bob Arendt

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