what does this 'cdrom: open failed' message mean
rda at rincon.com
Tue May 11 17:17:01 UTC 2004
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.
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