Unknown CD-ROM errors

Dimitri Yioulos dyioulos at firstbhph.com
Fri Sep 12 11:06:15 CDT 2008


On Friday 12 September 2008 11:15 am, Shyam_Iyer at dell.com wrote:
> Dimitri wrote:
> > Shyam wrote:
> > > I would suspect hal to be doing that though I am not sure since you
> > > are using CentOS 3.
> > >
> > > If stopping the hal service to go away can you check if CentOS3
>
> allows
>
> > > for this. (Don't have a setup to try this out)
> > >
> > > Check if you have some files under /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/ that
>
> do
>
> > > a test on media check.
> > >
> > > Typicall the file would be a *.fdi file and would contain a key with
> > > some string like this -
> > >
> > > "storage.media_check_enabled". If you make this check "false" then
>
> hal
>
> > > would stop check for this.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Shyam Iyer
> > >
> > > Linux Engineering
> >
> > Shyam,
> >
> > I really appreciate the quick response.  Alas, HAL isn't running on
>
> the CentOS
>
> > 3 systems (but is on our CentOS 4 and 5 systems).  Any other ideas?
>
> Uh ok sorry. Do you have lvm on your system? It is possible that your CD
> drive is in the lvm cache file. Search /etc/lvm/.cache file for CD. I
> have sometimes seen that this problem goes away by removing the CD from
> the lvm cache.
> Now, I think this could have crept it in if you did a CD install.
>
> -Shyam

No LVM either.

These boxes were set up four years ago, and syill run most excellently, except 
for this issue which only recently appeared.  I'm not sure how to 
troubleshoot it - what might possibly be cauing it, what tools I might use, 
etc.

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