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Old 04-24-2006, 08:14 AM   #1
gilan
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can't find my dvd drives


Hi,

I've my new pc with my new fedora core 4 installation wich can't find my dvd drives. The Hard Drive is a sata drive and 2 dvd devices are in primary ide. The bios shows:
IDE Channel 0 Master: HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR8
IDE Channel 0 Slave: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA...
IDE Channel 1 Master: ST3160812AS (sata disk)

I installed fedora from the dvd drive, so its bootable, my windows can read & write from/to them.
From fedora, the most surprising thing is that I haven't got any hd* device in /dev directory. Some output:

dmesg | grep -i cd
Code:
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: EHCI Host Controller
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: irq 11, io mem 0xe3104000
ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: USB 2.0 initialized, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: irq 11, io base 0x0000bc00
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: irq 11, io base 0x0000b000
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: irq 5, io base 0x0000b400
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: irq 9, io base 0x0000b800
dmesg | grep hd
Code:
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xa000-0xa007, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xa008-0xa00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
SCSI device sda: 312579695 512-byte hdwr sectors (160041 MB)
SCSI device sda: 312579695 512-byte hdwr sectors (160041 MB)

Media directory is empty, just floppy disk, any application can interact with the dvd (as spected), i don't know what to do.

Any help will be appreciated. (Sorry for my english)
 
Old 04-24-2006, 09:13 AM   #2
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any application can interact with the dvd
That's odd... you are saying that you can use the dvd drive OK? What is in /etc/fstab? You can also try lspci.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 09:33 AM   #3
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Ups!

Sorry, I wanted to mean that any application CAN'T (I missed 't') interact with the dvd drives. This is my lscpi output:

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controllers cc=IDE (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5b63
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5b73
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5789 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 11)
04:06.0 RAID bus controller: Integrated Technology Express, Inc. IT/ITE8212 Dual channel ATA RAID controller (PCI version seems to be IT8212, embedded seems (rev 13)
 
Old 04-24-2006, 09:15 PM   #4
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hmmmm... I see an IDE controller using SATA drivers.
Code:
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controllers cc=IDE (rev 01)
Anyway - I'm betting the SATA driver is claiming the IDE controller.

You may need to recompile the kernel for this one: compile the ide driver into the kernel (i.e. not as a module) but leave everything else alone.

The other way is to make sure the ide module loads first - and I don't know how to do that.

In the boot process, the root filesystem has to be mounted first - thus sata driver will load first by default.

Of course - you could always swap your hardware over so you have your root partition on an IDE drive... with the trouble installing from SATA drives, you'll probably want one ide dvd drive too.

This may even make more sence - using a small drive as hda to contain the root and swap partitions, but use SATA/RAID for the main parts you want to protect like /home ...

So your choice is kernel compile vs reinstalling.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 01:09 AM   #5
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Also please issue "dmesg | grep -i atapi" and post "/etc/fstab" and "mount" output.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 02:02 AM   #6
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Thanks for your replies, I think that recompile kernel is better to solve this problem...nevermind, I will be on it as soon as I can.

dmesg | grep -i atapi
Code:
ata1: dev 0 ATAPI, max UDMA/33
ata1: dev 1 ATAPI, max UDMA/33
mount
Code:
/dev/sda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
/dev/proc on /proc type proc (rw)
/dev/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw)
/dev/devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/shm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/sda4 on /dos type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,uid=500)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
automount(pid2060) on /net type autofs (rw,fd=4,pgrp=2060,minproto=2,maxproto=4)automount(pid2024) on /misc type autofs (rw,fd=4,pgrp=2024,minproto=2,maxproto=4)
/etc/fstab
Code:
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
/dev/devpts             /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
/dev/shm                /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/proc               /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
/dev/sys                /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/sda4               /dos                    vfat    auto,rw,user,uid=500     0 0
LABEL=SWAP-sda3         swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/fd0                /media/floppy           auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,utf8,managed 0 0

I hope this help!
 
  


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