I am new to linux and seem to run into nothing but problems, but i want to learn how to solve them without resorting to going back to windows
I have just purchased a book with the guise of learning the basics of ubuntu, my first issue was i couldn't get 6.10 to install due to graphical issues, then 8.04 would fail and i was losing patients.
I resorted to installing 6.04 and was happy with that until ndiswrapper wouldn't install so i decided to use the built in upgrade tool and upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04.1 or along those lines...
All was well until i realized it no longer supports my dvd drive and just reports it as a "blank disc".
I know the drive works fine and is detected in the bios. what should i do?
I cant remember the make of the top of my head. Any step by step guides or help would be greatly appreciated. I assume i just have to tell it to mount it at boot? but i am no expert.