[precise] k9copy: unable to open /dev/sr0

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Tue May 22 06:31:33 UTC 2012

On 22/05/12 00:13, D. R. Evans wrote:


> Yes. I even made the user (dangerously) a member of every group. Made no
> difference: k9copy still wouldn't open /dev/sr0.
> My best speculation is that the act of inserting a disc into /dev/sr0 causes
> some other program to grab /dev/sr0 in a way that renders it impossible for
> k9copy to open the device. But that doesn't make much sense, since other
> programs seem to be able to open it OK. I'm completely out of ideas at this point.
>    Doc

Just a quick response here to say that there is a user on the Ubuntu 
list who cannot open a CD on which he has burnt an iso file. He gets an 
error message, "The link cannot be used because its target "cdrom0" 
doesn't exist".

I feel that his and your problem are very much related.


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