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Old 08-21-2005, 02:20 PM   #16
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you wouldnt have seen anything on the screen, but it would have created a file called error.txt in whatever directory you were in when you typed the command - probably your home directory if you had just opened up a terminal.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 03:12 PM   #17
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http://www.2and2.net/Uploads/Documents/error.txt

i hope you can help me.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 03:26 PM   #18
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It could be that your drive has failed. You could try:

Power up, go to CMOS setup. Can you open the drive? If not then you have a hardware failure. Is the drive detected? If not then either the drive is totally kaput or you have a cable or controller problem.

If the drive is detected but won't open it could be simply a switch failure. You could open up the front and play around with it.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 03:31 PM   #19
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in the beginning it says" aopen dvdrw"

And i can open the drive and close it. but nothing more. it wont read from the disc.

it would be weird if its broken. because i bought the dvdrw just last week
 
Old 08-21-2005, 11:25 PM   #20
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Are you sure your DVD drive is hdc, because that dmesg output says that it is hda (the first device on the "primary" IDE controller). try put a cd in there and do:
Code:
su
[enter root password]
mkdir /mnt/hda
mount /dev/hda /mnt/hda
 
Old 08-22-2005, 05:44 AM   #21
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/dev/hda: Input/output error
mount: block device /dev/hda is write-protected, mounting read-only
/dev/hda: Input/output error
mount: /dev/hda: can't read superblock
 
Old 08-22-2005, 06:03 AM   #22
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if you are using the same disk, it could be scratched. try another disk and do ls /mnt/hda to check if you can see the files on there.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 06:10 AM   #23
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hi,

I have used different discs. from knoppix 3,6 to suse 9.3 to linspire 5, but none work. also. when i type in that command in the terminal center. this happens:

bash: ls/mnt/hda: No such file or directory
 
Old 08-22-2005, 06:21 AM   #24
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I meant to do that after doing
Code:
su
[enter root password]
mkdir /mnt/hda
mount /dev/hda /mnt/hda
can you boot from the drive (e.g. with knoppix)? if you can then its probably not your drive, though it could be the cable.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 07:39 AM   #25
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hi,

I tried that also with no results. And i cannot boot anything
 
Old 08-22-2005, 11:36 AM   #26
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if you're sure you've set up the bios correctly to boot from cd, its either the cable or the drive. try another IDE cable. if it still doesn't work, take the drive back where you got it from.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 03:13 PM   #27
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hi,

I know for sure that the drive is ok. i also changed the ide cable.

I think linspire is the cause of this. i only dont know what to do with it.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 07:40 PM   #28
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hi,
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I know for sure that the drive is ok.
how do you know for sure, have you got it working on another motherboard, or under another OS/Distro, or are you just assuming because its new or because it worked before? If you have access to another computer you can fiddle around with, you might want to see if the drive will work on there.
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i also changed the ide cable
did you also try connecting it to the other IDE controller? do other devices work on those controllers?
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I think linspire is the cause of this
linspire is supposed to have excellent hardware support because they include proprietary drivers. I really can't see linspire being the cause of this, it looks a lot like a hardware problem, though anything's possible.

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Old 08-23-2005, 03:23 AM   #29
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I'm not happy with the idea that the DVD drive is hda. Did you first install the drive, then install linux or did you install the drive when Linux was already up and running? it could be that thewre is an inconsistency somewhere in your configuration files.

Using Windows as an analogy, the DVD is your drive C:.

In CMOS setup, what order are the drives listed in? What is the boot order?
 
Old 08-23-2005, 06:17 AM   #30
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i am positive that my dvd is not broken. If it is broken then i can also trow away 1 laser printer plus 1 hp all in one printer plus i can trow away my soundcard.

My boot order is:

- Cdrom
- Floppy
- Disabled


I tried before :

-CDROM
- Floppy
- Hdd-0


So HDA Means it sees the dvd as a harddisk?
 
  


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