problem seeing cd drive
I have an old dell laptop, and I have tried running some live cds on it (eg. knoppix) and they all have trouble mounting the cd drive properly.
How can I diagnose this problem?
I found one (system rescue cd) which handles the task properly, but how do I analyse it and compare its functioning to the other live cds that don't function?
Note that the BIOS has the cd drive set up properly and that the livd cds do get started so, for a little time at least, the cd drive is seen perfectly. The fault seesm to occur later when the distro tries to mount the cd drive.
How do I find out thatg the correct block device is being used?