I have Mandrake 10.0, and after putting it off for 6 months, I finally installed on my Computer. I have 2 HD so one is Windows and the Other is Mandrake 10.0. I installed Mandrake that was on a DVD I got from a friend. I used the 710A sony DVD RW to install it, so it is working. Mandrake will recognize its existance, give me specs and things in the configure menu. I am more of a hardware person than a software person atm, so I took up linux as more of an exploration. I played around with the jumper setting and such on devs and nothing works, still only the CD RW drive is accessable. I didn't restrict the usage to root etc, I even made sure all the configs and permissions were teh same on both the CDRW and DVDRW. I am a total newb... plz help me.
Also I was reading alot on japanese language supports yet I haven't found a forum that told me what to do, as stated I use Mandrake 10.0.
Thank you for your time !