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Old 10-24-2007, 01:23 PM   #1
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CDROM not found on Etch AMD64

The cdrom works fine. I installed Etch from it. It boots a livecd such as BackTrack (SLAX) and performs operations within that session. It's detected by the system bios. When I boot Debian installed on the hard drive, no cdrom; no /dev/hdc or anything else in /dev that looks like it could be a cd.

dmesg | grep -i sony
dmesg | grep hdc
dmesg | grep scd

all return nothing at all.

The system is a Shuttle SN68SG2. CDROM is a Sony CD-RW CRX32.

Thank you for any helpful thoughts or suggestions.
Old 10-24-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem which may or may not be related to yours. The weird thing was that the cd drive was disappearing in Windows too. It turns out that grub was the source of all problems. Using lilo fixed the problem for both operating systems.

It may be worth a shot.
Old 06-06-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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Smile Problem solved

I was initially hesitant to mess with the boot loader since I had a simple workaround handy (copy and iso to the machine), which actually had some advantages. But as I was building another similar system I had the exact same problem. Googling on it turned up little beyond my own previous query. Installing lilo and removing grub did indeed solve the problem. Guess I'll have to submit it as a bug to the Debian team.

Thanks, Daws.


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