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Old 04-24-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
Rahven
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Registered: Mar 2003
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Multiple Hardware issues (long post)


I have multiple problems I need help with. First and foremost, I'm having a hell of a time with my NTFS drive. I had to switch back to Windows for studying, and now that that's over with, I'm back to Linux, but I need to keep the Second drive's information intact. Mostly because there's 13Gb of mp3 files that everyone in the house uses.

Problem #1
The NTFS drive mounts as Read Only, whether this is the way it's supposed to work or not is beyond me. Though I'm of the opinion that a HD that you can only read is about useless. I remember seeing something about $LOG something on bootup, but I don't see anything about it in dmesg or /var/log/messages. (As an aside, when setting up Samba, windows can see that there is a container for the NTFS drive, but I get a network access denied message when attempting to access it.)

Problem #2
/dev/dvd
Where oh where is this mystical beast that MPlayer, Xine, et all look for? I haven't been able to wrap my head around the whole devfs idea, and I seem to be lacking something, some configuration, some piece of information, that will unlock this whole thing for me. I've done some checking, and I see that the Lite-On drives I have are reported to be just the most compatible drives ever, yet I'm having so much trouble with them.

First of all, the system (to my knowledge) doesn't see the 2nd DVD drive. Well, I take that back, it sees it when booting up, but it doesn't get mounted, though mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom will mount it correctly. I'm being forced to go through and pick .vob files when trying to watch a movie. The output of dmesg makes me think there are serious issues with /dec/hdc.

I have the nForce drivers from nVidia installed... for what their worth. (Nothing IMO, they only provide enahnced support for the onboard Ethernet cables, and the drivers for the onboard sound, which I don't use anyway)

Problem #3
I'm a all over again and I hate it.

Anyway, thanks goes out to anyone who reads this entire thing. More thanks to anyone that has a suggestion or 5 for me. I've been trying to get Samba and DVD authoring going to no avail, and my wall has a definite head-print going on.

CPU: AMD
MOBO: nVidia nForce2
Kernel: 2.6.10
Distro: Slackware 10.1
Devices:
Maxtor 40Gb HD
/dev/hda1 = /swap (Linux Swap)
/dev/hda2 = / (ext3)
/dev/hda3 = /usr (ext3)
/dev/hda5 = /home (ext3)
Western Digital 40Gb HD
NTFS volume mounted to /ntfs
Lexar USB Drive
NTFS mounted to /pendrive
Lite-On DVD/CD +/- RW (SOHW-1633S)
/dev/hdc
Lite-On DVD-R (LTD-165H)
? (should be /dev/hdd)

/etc/fstab
Code:
/dev/hda1        swap             swap        defaults         0   0 
/dev/hda2        /                ext3        defaults         1   1 
/dev/hda3        /usr             ext3        defaults         1   2 
/dev/hda5        /home            ext3        defaults         1   2 
/dev/hdb1        /ntfs            ntfs        ro               1   0 
/dev/sda1        /pendrive        ntfs        ro               1   0 
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,owner,ro  0   0 
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0 
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0 
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
lspci
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (different version?) (rev c1) 
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 1 (rev c1) 
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 4 (rev c1) 
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 3 (rev c1) 
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 2 (rev c1) 
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 5 (rev c1) 
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4) 
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2) 
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4) 
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4) 
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4) 
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1) 
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3) 
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2) 
00:0d.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): nVidia Corporation nForce2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) Controller (rev a3) 
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1) 
01:04.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter (rev 13) 
01:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07) 
01:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07) 
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)

dmesg
Code:
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device eth1 
eth1394: eth1: IEEE-1394 IPv4 over 1394 Ethernet (fw-host0) 
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LUBA] enabled at IRQ 5 
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5 
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller 
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:02.0 to 64 
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: irq 5, pci mem 0xe1001000 
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2 
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found 
hub 2-0:1.0: 3 ports detected 
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LUBB] enabled at IRQ 12 
PCI: setting IRQ 12 as level-triggered 
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.1[B] -> GSI 12 (level, low) -> IRQ 12 
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (#2) 
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:02.1 to 64 
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: irq 12, pci mem 0xe1002000 
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3 
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found 
hub 3-0:1.0: 3 ports detected 
usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2 
i2c_adapter i2c-0: nForce2 SMBus adapter at 0x5000 
i2c_adapter i2c-1: nForce2 SMBus adapter at 0x5500 
ub: sizeof ub_scsi_cmd 64 ub_dev 2472 
agpgart: Detected NVIDIA nForce2 chipset 
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 816M 
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xd8000000 
usb 3-2: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
input: USB HID v1.00 Mouse [04b3:310b] on usb-0000:00:02.1-2 
uba: device 2 capacity nsec 125952 bsize 512 
uba: device 2 capacity nsec 125952 bsize 512 
 uba: uba1 
usbcore: registered new driver ub 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
Evaluate _OSC Set fails. Status = 0x0005 
pciehp: add_host_bridge: status 5 
pciehp: Fails to gain control of native hot-plug 
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2 
NET: Registered protocol family 10 
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c035d440(lo) 
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver 
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device sit0 
eth0: no IPv6 routers present 
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0. 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0. 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode 
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7. 
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0. 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0. 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0. 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0. 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0. 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0. 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode 
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode 
cdrom: open failed. 
cdrom: open failed. 
cdrom: open failed. 
cdrom: open failed. 
cdrom: open failed. 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474328 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118582 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474332 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118583 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474336 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118584 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474340 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118585 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474344 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118586 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474348 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118587 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474352 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118588 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474356 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118589 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474360 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118590 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474364 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118591 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474368 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118592 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474372 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118593 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474376 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118594 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474380 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118595 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474384 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118596 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474388 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118597 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474392 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118598 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474396 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118599 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474400 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118600 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474404 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118601 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474408 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118602 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474412 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118603 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474416 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118604 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474420 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118605 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474424 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118606 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474428 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118607 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474432 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118608 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474436 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118609 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474440 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118610 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474444 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118611 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474448 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118612 
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } 
hdc: command error: error=0x54 
ide: failed opcode was 100 
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 474452 
Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 118613 
cdrom: open failed.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 09:50 AM   #2
trevelluk
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Well, I can answer your first point at least. At present, NTFS write support in Linux is considered unreliable, and attempts by a Linux system to write to an NTFS partition will often end in large amounts of data loss. I'm told that there is a system called "captive NTFS" which can write safely, but I don't really know much about it. A quick search through the forums should tell you more.

Unfortunately, I can't really help with your other problem. Hopefully this information's of some use though.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 03:59 AM   #3
Simon Bridge
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How did you get on?
It's been a while, but I've stumbled here on another errand ... just in case someone else does, I'll try and make it worth their while even if you are through with the whole thing.

P1: Like the guy says - ntfs is ro by default. Captive is now pretty good at writing to it. However, you shouldn't need rw access to play mp3 files. Your best bet is to copy the mp3's over and convert to ogg/vorbis (the Q loss is undetectable in double-blind trials). Then play under linux.

If you don't like that, then the trick most people use is as follows: create a small vfat/fat32 partition. Get windows to see it (usually as drive D and mount it as something like /mnt/wind under linux. This will allow you to share files between windows and linux without worrying about ntfs compatability. (Remember, the partition needs to be below 32Gb so windows will access it properly.)

P2: assuming the dvd drives are /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd... you will find that things get handled by symlinks. So /mnt/cdrom is the mountpoint for /dev/cdrom, but /dev/cdrom is a link to /dev/hdc (go look and see). To get the second dvd drive to mount, you need to (a) create a mountpoint for it, say, /mnt/dvd (b) create a link called /dev/dvd to /dev/hdd, (c) edit fstab to add a line just like the cdrom line, only with the above "dvd" bits instead of the "cdrom" bits.

The nvidia drivers have got better since your post. Even so - it is very tricky to get decent 3D accel under linux. Go complain to the video card companies. (More recent SiS cards and intel-chipsets seem to have open-source drivers though.)

P3: You'll get over it

For the future - it is probably best to avoid mobos with a large proprietary component (like nvidia based jobs). It is unlikely to support linux very well.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 07-14-2006 at 04:05 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 03:51 AM   #4
ChrisPspace
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Sorry to Necro this thread but...

Ok, I'm a Newbie in every sense of the word, so please please please if I sound dumb... I am. But be nice anyway

The situation...

Just finished building a new System, with specs...

AMD Athlon 64 dualcore, Asus A8N-E mobo and 1 LG DVDRW.

I'm installing Kubuntu, everything boots fine, the install menu loads but when it gets to the point of mounting the drive in order to install I receive the following error...

BUFFER I/O error on Device hdc, logical block.

There are some number references too, but I have no idea what they mean, or even if they're useful. This error keeps reoccuring (so far it's up to logical block 6)

Any ideas welcomed.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 04:17 AM   #5
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BUFFER I/O error on Device hdc, logical block
Your CD is bad. Replace with another one.

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/58284
 
Old 02-01-2007, 11:59 AM   #6
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Ubuntu Live CD booting issue

When booting the Ubuntu 6.06 Live CD, I can get to the initial menu, and then tell it to run the Desktop (so that I may install it to the harddrive), and when it gets to the Mounting filesystem, I will see the following error message...

17179704.704000 Buffer I/O Error on device hdc, logical block 0..
and it will repeat with logical blocks changing numbers 0 - 7.
The first set of numbers will advance by 6 (next set from the above example would be 17179710.824000)

I've tried 3 separate burnings of the CD, one at "optimal" speed. one at "32x" speed, and one all the way down to "4x" speed. Same problem.

I'm thinking hardware issue with the CD-ROM, but I wanted a second opinion.

I'd appreciate any help.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 02:05 PM   #7
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Actually, I swapped CD-ROM's and it's working correctly as far as I can tell. I'll post this in case someone else comes along with the same issue.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 03:46 AM   #8
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Hello everybody, I am Sanjeet Kumar from Delhi University India. I am persuing MCA course from the same university.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 06:20 AM   #9
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Actually, I swapped CD-ROM's and it's working correctly as far as I can tell. I'll post this in case someone else comes along with the same issue.
You mean you swapped CD-ROM Drives?

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Hello everybody,
... Hello Sanjeet, enthusiasm and friendliness is good. Could have been placed in a better forum though.
 
  


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