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

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 10:17:01AM -0700, Bob Arendt wrote:

> 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)

I already have an 'noauto' entry in /etc/fstab (and autofs is running).
So something else is wrong.
I will lookup the relevant bootscript to see what is specified there. 

>  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.

I will try this out tomorrow to see if it makes any difference
(but it is not a solution I would care for).

Thanks for the suggestions.


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