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Old 11-15-2003, 09:58 PM   #1
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newbie: how to install dvd/cdrw combo rom?


hi, using mdk 9.0 m kde 3 here. never install cdrom before, so this is very new to me heheh

i found a deal: aopen dvd/cd-rw combo drive, for 90 bucks 48X24X48
(tell me if you know a better deal )
s/n p04326015495

a) dunno if it support linux, but google showed some people use this with mdk 9.2

b) wanna make sure if i can install it, what do i need to do in order to install removible media drive?

c) is it always harder to install new device "after" linux has been installed?

4) what are the steps i need to follow and consider, when buying new cd-rw, and dvd rom or combo drive?


thank you
 
Old 11-16-2003, 01:16 AM   #2
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If your BIOS properly recognizes the device and if Mandrake's site lists the hardware as having worked with its Linux, then, you should be able to simply remove your old CDROM, replace it with this new device and your Linux should just recognize it. I do know that when I swapped out my Ricoh 2X2X6X CDRW for an MSI 52X24X52X CDRW, my Linux simply recognized the new CDRW without problems and I also use Mandrake 9.0.
 
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You MAY need scsi emulation to get it to burn cds, though.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 02:19 AM   #4
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assume if mandrake site doesn't show if its support or not and if i brought the combo rom!?!?!?

there must be steps and stuff like using module allow me to install devices right?

also, once i've got that install, i need a program or something in order to burn cd right? or i can use anything that come with mandrake?
 
Old 11-16-2003, 07:02 AM   #5
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Originally posted by sirpelidor
assume if mandrake site doesn't show if its support or not and if i brought the combo rom!?!?!?

there must be steps and stuff like using module allow me to install devices right?

also, once i've got that install, i need a program or something in order to burn cd right? or i can use anything that come with mandrake?
1.) Im sure you can find a drive like the one your looking for that will work in Linux.

2.) ?

3.) Try 'apropos cd burner'

Hope that helps some.

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