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Old 04-10-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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DVD burner issue, will read cd's but not dvd's


Hi running Debian testing my burner is a liteon dvd-rw. I am having trouble getting it to mount any dvd movies or data discs but will read cds just fine. The cds auto mount so I assume /etc/fstab is set properly.

When I try to mount dvd's manually in the cli I get "no medium found" or no file type specified, tried with udf and iso9660.

I have installed the libdvdcss2, libdvdnav4 and lildvdread3 but I might be missing something here.

I have 2 optical drivers on the secondary controller both set to cable select, primary is my cd-rw and the second is the dvd-rw.

The burner should be working fine cause it worked in my wifes xp and it has worked in slackware for a short time and ubuntu.

Can anybody help me figure this out? Thanks
 
Old 04-10-2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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Don't dismiss the hardware too quickly. I've got a DVD drive that only reads DVDs and won't do a thing with CDs. Took me ages to work that out for some reason.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 09:13 PM   #3
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Unplug the cd drive and try again. There are some chipsets that do not get along well with cable select.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 09:47 PM   #4
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Well ive tried unplugging it and I actually had a round cable on there and switched to a flat one, that doesn't help.

Ive been searching this on google and think I will try switching it to master/slave or even updating the firmware to see if that works.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 10:51 PM   #5
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Unplug the cd drive, leave it unplugged, and then check the DVD drive.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 12:11 AM   #6
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It's the same drive isn't it?
 
Old 04-11-2008, 12:19 AM   #7
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I have 2 optical drivers on the secondary controller both set to cable select, primary is my cd-rw and the second is the dvd-rw.
I think he has two optical drives. There was something a while back about multiple optical drives being miss identified. Basically it thinks that both drives are CD (at least that is what I am trying to check).
 
Old 04-11-2008, 12:46 AM   #8
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Oh - I didn't read that far
 
Old 04-11-2008, 01:50 AM   #9
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Yea they are 2 seperate drives I unplugged the cdrw and tried just using the one(dvd burner) giving me problems and still no go, I can here the drive trying to read then it just quits and doesnt load.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 02:11 AM   #10
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If you can I would pull it again and try it in another machine. SOME of those drives have separate lasers for the DVD and CD. The DVD one COULD be cooked. I have fought to many things that I assumed were a Linux problem that turned out to be a hardware problem. In one instance I was having trouble burning DVDs reliably, it turned out to be a bad stick of memory(took me over two months to track out).
 
Old 04-11-2008, 02:09 PM   #11
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Solved the problem it must have been getting dirty for awhile, when I moved it to my wifes XP it done the same thing.

Since its past the warrenty period I took a chance taking it apart to clean the laser, so cleaned it and put it back in, magically its working again.
 
  


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