Trouble mounting an external dvd-rw drive
Hi all, i've recently bought a new asus dvd-rw internal drive and a 5.25" usb 2.0 enclosure in order to connect it to my notebook. Under windows xp, everything is going all right and i have no trouble with the device. However, under linux, i have some difficulties mounting it. First of all, i don't exactly know if linux recognizes it or not. I typed:
in order to receive a list of the installed ide drives(i don't know if it is a good idea though) but i cannot see anything new. I also use an external hdd drive and the system sees it as
so when i type
i can see /dev/sda1 and i can mount it easily. That's why i thought it would be similar to mount a dvd drive the same way. However, as i told before, i cannot see anything new in the list when i type
What should i do now? How can i determine how the system sees my dvd-rw drive, are there any more linux commands to list the usb devices under /dev ?
I'm a still kind of new to linux so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.