Udev weirdness

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Sat Nov 28 23:54:19 PST 2009


On Sat, 2009-11-28 at 19:21 -0600, William Immendorf wrote:
> This happens with my LFS 6.5 system built using a LFS 6.3 Livecd,
> using VirtualBox 3.0.8 as the system.
> 
> For some reason, when I use:
> 
> udevadm test /sys/block/hdc
> 
> (this is the CD/DVD drive that VirtualBox exports)
> 
> instead of Udev 145 treating it like a CD/DVD drive, it treats it like
> a hard drive of some sort. WTC?!?!?

Not an expert on VirtualBox, but if udev is incorrectly identifying a
device, that normally suggests the the hardware is providing incorrect
information to it. In this case, that hardware would be VirtualBox, so
perhaps there's something in the VM settings?

Simon.
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