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Old 02-06-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hi Guys

Thought and throw one up here since I'm not havin any luck forum diggin.

So here's the scoop:

I just made the switch to Ubuntu (my toque goes off to all the keyboard jockeys that put this baby together!). The transition was going pretty smooth until I tried using my burner.

When I go to Computer I can see a icon for CD-RW/DVD±RW Drive but when I click it I get:

Unable to mount location
No media in the drive (and yes there is somthing in the drive)

When I checked the preferences it says:

Name: CD-RW/DVD±RW Drive
Type: unknown type (application/octet-stream)
size: unknown

Location: computer:///
Volume: unknown
Accessed: Unknown
Modified: Unknown

Any help would be much appreciated. At if at all possible please include as many steps as possible (Newb in the room)

Cheers
 
Old 02-06-2009, 01:52 AM   #2
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A cdrom should mount automatically in ubuntu, however, it can also be manually mounted by selecting Places/Computer and then right clicking on the cdrom drive icon and choosing Mount Volume.
Which distros you are using?

If your distros dont do it for you then Insert the cd, open a terminal and type:
Code:
sudo mount
Paste here the output.

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Old 02-06-2009, 02:57 AM   #3
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No media in the drive (and yes there is somthing in the drive)
Is that something a formatted cd/dvd with some data on it? I don't think it will mount an empty, unformatted dvd or cd.
cheers,
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:35 AM   #4
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I don't think it will mount an empty, unformatted dvd or cd.
I believe DVD/RAM will always be mountable, as they are, in effect, supplied formatted; applies to -RW and +RW, though.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 10:47 AM   #5
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I believe DVD/RAM will always be mountable, as they are, in effect, supplied formatted; applies to -RW and +RW, though.
Thanks Salasi but my experience is different. At least K3b treats DVD +rw fresh from the box differently from those already used. The first time I use them it goes through a formatting process that takes a bit of time. When I use the same DVD again it doesn't do that. Likewise the menu of the KDE daemon is different (Create a data DVD) the first time it's used from any subsequent use where the Create... item doesn't appear.
Cheers,
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:56 AM   #6
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Thanks Salasi but my experience is different. At least K3b treats DVD +rw fresh from the box differently from those already used. The first time I use them it goes through a formatting process that takes a bit of time. When I use the same DVD again it doesn't do that. Likewise the menu of the KDE daemon is different (Create a data DVD) the first time it's used from any subsequent use where the Create... item doesn't appear.
Cheers,
jdk
Please re-read my answer;
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but my experience is different. At least K3b treats DVD +rw fresh from the box differently from those already used
...exactly what I said would happen. It is only DVD RAM that is 'always formatted', so that -RW and +RW have to be formatted first. Pre-used will have been formatted on the previous occasion of use.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 08:55 AM   #7
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My apologies, Salasi. I did reread your answer and had missed the final "though". I'm not familiar with DVD/RAM though. What's that?
cheers,
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:19 PM   #8
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Wow thanks for all the great responses guys. As I'm writing this I'm gonna try all the suggest and post the results as I get them.

Sug.#1

"A cdrom should mount automatically in Ubuntu, however, it can also be manually mounted by selecting Places/Computer and then right clicking on the cdrom drive icon and choosing Mount Volume.
Which distros you are using?"

Tried and failed After clicking Mount the window dissappeared and nothing changed. Distro - Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Ed.

Sug.#2 Insert the cd, open a terminal and type: sudo mount

/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
/proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=755)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/neim/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=neim)
/dev/scd1 on /media/cdrom0 type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8,user=neim)

(: lol, I'm glad you guys can read this stuff

Sug.#3

Is that something a formatted cd/dvd with some data on it? I don't think it will mount an empty, unformatted dvd or cd.
cheers,

Tried with both blank DVD+R and Music CD. Both no dice.

Will try mulitply media Disk and repeat the aboveto see if I get a different response.

Thanks again for all the help. Especially keeping it in layman for a layman.

Cheers

PS
Didn't mention before, not sure if it makes a difference, but I also have a CD-Rom drive but to date no problems there.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 07:35 AM   #9
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My apologies, Salasi. I did reread your answer and had missed the final "though".
No problem; I should have used a few more words and been absolutely explicit. Words really aren't in such short supply...
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I'm not familiar with DVD/RAM though. What's that?
An alternative re-writeable technology for DVDs. The format is a bit more like that of a 'plain' hard disk, so in this respect there is less messing about with formats (and the formats for some Video Recorders have pseudo-proprietary bits and pieces about them, so tarnsfer of disks from one VR to another isn't necesssarily problem-free, although that shouldn't apply to computer-to-computer).

(The early DVD-RAMs were supplied in cartridge format; haven't seen that for a while, although you could take the disk out of the cartridge. Many early DVD writers didn't support DVD-RAM, although all of the ones that I have seen over the past couple of years have, as far as I know.)

DVD-RAM seems to be disappearing off the retail market because the blank media cost is about 2x to 4x that of the -RW and +RW. I still like them for many applications as they seem that bit more reliable over the longer term, though.

for more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvd-ram
 
  


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