CD appears on desktop as "hdc" and not "CD-ROM"

Bug #8695 reported by Scott James Remnant (Canonical) on 2004-10-01
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-vfs2 (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

In the Computer place, the CD-ROM drive appears as "CD-ROM" ... in /dev there's
a cdrom -> hdc symlink (created by udev itself, I think) and in /etc/fstab there
is this entry:

/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 ro,users,noauto 0 0

When I put a CD in the drive however, an "hdc" icon appears on the desktop with
an icon that suggests a hard-drive of some kind. It is the CD, but isn't
detected right.

If I unmount that and double-click the icon in Computer, a CD-ROM icon appears
on the desktop named and iconed correctly.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This sounds similar to bug #7975, however, it is not quite the same.

Was this fstab entry really installed that way? On my installation, d-i did not
use the symlinks, but the proper device names (hdc in this case), which will
work correctly.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Relevant upstream bug:

The Debian package has a fix for that, I'll try that.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Created an attachment (id=520)
package interdiff to fix that

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Patch works, package is ready to be uploaded at any time, setting to PENDING.

Not appropriate for Warty, though.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Created an attachment (id=524)
patch to fix that and not break other stuff

Debian's patch does not properly work with pmount, so I added another (tiny)
fix to fall back to the older behavior if the device to be mounted can't be
found in fstab.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Fixed in gnome-volume-manager 1.0.2-3ubuntu2.

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