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My problem is as the subject line says the CDROM ( /dev/hdb , /dev/cdrom ) will not read CD's of any type music or data. There are two drives of this type installed on my computer a Plextor PX 708A DVD+R/RW (/dev/hdd/, /dev/cdrom2/, /dev/dvd/) and the drive above -a Sony CDU5221 CDROM reader. When a data CD is placed in this drive Nautilaus indicates that the drive is empty. At the command line I did a ls -l /dev/cdrom and got ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 April 15 12:09 /dev/cdrom -> hdd. I did the same on CDROM2 and got Ls: /dev/cdrom2: no such file or directory.
Below is a copy of my /etc/fstab:
I am running Mandriva 2005 and gnome 2.8. I installed it yesterday(Mandriva 2005) and discoverd this problem this a.m. As stated above the DVD drive works o.k. -will read and play CD's. The CDROM works physically o.k. meaning the door opens lights work when media is palced inside it but doesn't read.
Any one who can give me some information on how to solve this problem will be appreciated.
Thanks for your reply - the answer is yes. /dev/hdd (dvd burner) works fine plays Cd's,data and music, and burns CD's. I haven't burned any DVD's yet although I have no reason to believe that it will not.