LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-10-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
BaltikaTroika
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Debian 4.0, Ubuntu 6.10, Ubuntu Server 6.06
Posts: 134

Rep: Reputation: 15
Confused DVD drive?


I've noticed that every so often I'll have a problem getting into my /mnt/cdrom directory to see what's in my DVD drive (it's an HP 530i, by the way - great drive!) and it'll just hang there... or when I shutdown, I'll get some sort of message about a "confused drive". The drive is fine and works great under Windows. I think it may be a problem with mounting the drive properly (as I am a new Linux person, this idea has always been quite foreign to me).

If this happens, is there any command I can use to kill a process or something that'll help?

Any tips are appreciated,

Baltika
 
Old 01-11-2005, 10:50 PM   #2
pigeon_124
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
having the same proplems with my LG although I had it working for awile think that the answer is the one I found at criggie.dyndns.org/linux-dvd/ the site suggests that dvd drives need to use scsi emulation to work properly an tells how. I also almost forgot to mention you need to make a link to a dvd to get xine mplayer etc to read the drive like so ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd.

Last edited by pigeon_124; 01-11-2005 at 10:54 PM.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 02:17 PM   #3
BaltikaTroika
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Debian 4.0, Ubuntu 6.10, Ubuntu Server 6.06
Posts: 134

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Do I need to do all of that? The drive works under Linux, it just hangs at shutdown.

By the way, here's exactly what it says in the shutdown sequence:

Unmounting file systems: hdd: lost interrupt
hdd: cdrom_pc_intr:
The drive appears confused (ireason=0x01)

Baltika
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:29 PM   #4
pigeon_124
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
you could try hdparm use a terminal to find the manual page man hdparm. hdparm has opptions for changing parameters for drives in linux. type hdparm /dev/(name of drive ie. hdg) to find out the basic info about your drives settings. use flags for eg. hdparm -I /dev/hdg to find out more about drive settings. Killing from the run comand type Xkill and click on the running window you want to kill. how you do that with a drive i dont know. the best thing is to change drive parameters so that it unmounts normally. try changing your unmask irq settings. also check fstab settings man fstab will give you a good run down as to settings you might change fstab is in /etc you will need to be root to edit it.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
which DVD player can play DVD from hard drive *and* support DVD Menu ? tho_x_tran Linux - Software 16 11-16-2006 03:00 PM
How can I change cdrom1 to dvd. REDhat9, lite-on LTD-163D dvd drive theonlydrew Linux - Hardware 3 01-26-2006 06:54 PM
hdc: cdrom_pc_intr: The drive appears confused (ireason = 0x 1) slackerboy Slackware 2 08-02-2004 05:02 PM
very confused (hard drive, 48 bit lba) thing0 Linux - Hardware 2 04-03-2004 05:09 PM
scsi tape drive dazed and confused csquire Linux - Hardware 0 08-05-2003 11:38 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration