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Old 09-17-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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dvd drive doesn't show up in os of rebuilt pc


dvd drive doesn't show up in os of rebuilt pc

Hi,

My dvd drive opens and closes and shows up in the bios when i attach a hard drive that isn't working!!

Can you figure out what i should do?

Thanks
 
Old 09-17-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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rebuilt pc ?
ide ,sata or what ???
and is the OS the ubuntu 10.4 in your info?

with 169 posts , you should know that you NEED to add things like YOUR hardware specs !!

and post MORE than " it is not working"
 
Old 09-17-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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Also please elaborate on this statement
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shows up in the bios when i attach a hard drive that isn't working!!
 
Old 09-17-2010, 03:41 PM   #4
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Sorry if I annoyed you. I always try to be succinct and leave out superfluous info.

I will try to tell you everthing that's relevant. I have two problems that I thought would best be dealt with separately.

# I have rebuilt my pc with new parts; ie a mobo 'bundle' GeForce6 100 PM-M2 retaining my existing SATA drive with my os and data on it. The first 2 times i booted up I think it beeped twice, which I understand means ok in some sys. -But the black display had a message - i don't remember what, leading me to think it couldn't mount my drive. On the third boot there was no beeps and a new black display message:


Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press enter.

I could feel my hd wasn't vibrating; - which it will do when i access it from another pc. When I enter the bios, I see SATA 1 and the vacant SATA 2-4 marked undetected. Along with IDE slave, while, the Primary Master detects my DVD drive.


# When I remove my SATA drive and add what i believe is called an IDE drive, the pc goes ahead and loads a copy of Ubuntu 10.04. but the DVD no longer appears in the bios nor shows up in my os.

Sorry again
 
Old 09-17-2010, 06:55 PM   #5
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superfluous info. -- is one thing BUT ( yes cap) BUT a NEW and different nvidia chip AND and new mobo with out REINSTALLING fedora 13 ( your info states ubuntu 10.4)

-- it NOT "superfluous info."

you do know that the nvidia6 chips are soon to go to legacy/unsupported support the gf 5 series is almost unsupported( and was for 2 months )

did you reinstall a correct akmod-nvidia for that chip ???
did you black list the nouveau driver IF you are using the ( kmod-nvidia,akmod-nidia,and nvidia???.run)
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752

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-But the black display had a message - i don't remember what, leading me to think it couldn't mount my drive.
posting the /var/log/boot.0.log error massage would have helped greatly
" i don't remember what, leading me to think it couldn't mount my drive"
that was that there was NO driver for the gf6 chip
( knowing that even without the massage would have helped in the FIRST post
 
Old 09-17-2010, 08:01 PM   #6
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Thanks for all your trouble.

I certainly didn't know my new parts were almost redundant now, and I will complain to the vendor. Thank you for telling me. However this rebuild has gone ahead and loaded Ubuntu 10.04 on an old IDE drive. I had forgotten my preferred SATA drive offers me the choice of Fedora 13 or Ubuntu 10.04 on the GRUB menu and didn't know it would complicate things. You have asked a number of 'technical' questions I didn't expect to arise. I must have got lucky the first time I rebuilt a pc. I was happy with the performance of my old one and only bought the new parts because someone in the community told me I would soon have to.

I wonder if you might offer your opinion as to what I should ask the vendor for with a view to longevity instead of 'new parts'.
 
Old 09-17-2010, 09:31 PM   #7
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you probably have a year to two before the gforce 6 series hits "end of life" the 5 might in 2011
the gforce 4 and older did 6 months ago
 
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