CD rom / linux

Erwin Authried eauth at
Tue Jul 29 15:32:23 GMT 1997

On Freitag, 25. Juli 1997 23:09, samba at wrote:
> hongwei at said :
> >I have a question about cd-rom for linux system.  Although it is not
> >related to samba directly, I believe many people in this group are
> >expert about linux and may give me correct answer.  I am going to 
> >buy a pc to install linux (the most recent slackware one).  My 
> >question is: do I need a scsi cd-rom drive to install and run linux 
> The more recent versions of the linux kernal will mount just about 
> anything, so a normal IDE'ish CDROM drive is fine. If the setup 
> program wont recognize the drive, mount it somewhere sensible and 
> install from pre-mounted partition, eg :
> mkdir /cdrom
> mount /dev/hdc /cdrom -t iso9660
> (where hdc = drive on master of 2ndry controller)
A related question: I would like to build a CD-Rom server based on Samba where
it is possible to swap CDs without mounting them by hand. The volume label should
appear automatically in Windows. Is this possible ? 

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