blkid still confusing me :-).

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Sun Jul 13 23:25:17 UTC 2008

Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 00:25:00 -0400
> "Kevin J. Cummings" <cummings at> wrote:
>> blkid /dev/sr0
>> tells me about the dvd in my dvd drive....
> Yea, but only if you explicitly ask about /dev/sr0. If you
> just say "blkid" with no args, it doesn't mention it
> any longer.

I did in order:

blkid		it lists all of my non DVD disks

blkid /dev/sr0	it listed the disk in my DVD drive

blkid		it listed all of my disks *including* my DVD drive

There exists the following file:  /etc/blkid/

Does it list your DVD drive?   Does it list it *after* a "blkid /dev/sr0"?

Kevin J. Cummings
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