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Date:	Sun, 5 Nov 2006 14:00:11 +0000
From:	Alistair John Strachan <>
To:	Jan Engelhardt <>
Subject: Re: Scsi cdrom naming confusion; sr or scd?

On Sunday 05 November 2006 11:33, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> > "The prefix /dev/sr (instead of /dev/scd) has been deprecated"
> >
> >but booting from a scsi CD only works if I pass the kernel
> >parameter root=/dev/sr0 and fails with root=/dev/scd0
> >
> >I guess the kernel ought to be taught about the scd* names aswell?
> brw-r-----  1 root disk 11, 0 Mar 19  2005 /dev/scd0
> brw-r-----  1 root disk 11, 0 Mar 19  2005 /dev/sr0
> Plus I see sr0 being far more commonly used than scd0.
> So I guess the doc is wrong.

udev only creates /dev/sr0, so I'm inclined to agree.


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