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Old 02-05-2004, 04:21 PM   #1
Kujila
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Mandrake install MURDERED my CDROM!


When installing Mandrake onto another PC, I encountered a major problem...

After partition changes, it told me to reboot, so I did. Now my CDROM is dead. It won't open or close manually. The PC boots into nothingness.

Why is my CD-ROM completely dead?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 04:33 PM   #2
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Check this link http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/lgerrata.php3 you may have an LG CDROM
 
Old 02-05-2004, 04:45 PM   #3
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Okay; I'll try that, but my CD-ROM is dead as a door-nail, it won't even open or close on the BIOS startup or BIOS setup menus!

[EDIT]

I don't think I have that type of CD-ROM.

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Old 02-05-2004, 05:19 PM   #4
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Mandrake only kills LG drives. They are cheap. Get a new and better drive. Use a paperclip to open the drive door manually (that little hole in the front panel.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:25 PM   #5
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It was in the install program. It only stopped working when I rebooted after partitioning. Now the CD-ROM will not work anywhere.

I already opened the drive prior to your post.

I do not believe it is an LG drive.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:05 PM   #6
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well then, it just sounds like your drive died then...
get a new one
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:10 PM   #7
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hm... LG CD-ROMs have an "LG" thingie in the front. Maybe you should look for it?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:40 PM   #8
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It doesn't have any "LG" on it or on the BIOS whatsoever.

I'm starting to think it's a hardware-related issue; perhaps the CD-ROM just died of old age?
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:03 AM   #9
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My problem is identical to this one , it that's any help.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:33 AM   #10
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Not all LG drives are labelled as such - many shipped with Compaq or Dell systems. That was my own situation; I didn't think to check the drive in my older Dell and I killed it with Mdk9.2. At that point it wouldn't even boot far enough to get into BIOS. I threw out the drive and put in another drive I had lying around.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 12:07 PM   #11
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Okay, thanks. I'll probably end up doing that.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 06:31 PM   #12
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If you're running Mandrake, use harddrake & see if it detects your drive or not. If not, then manually open the drive and insert a knoppix disk and boot from there. Look at the lines in /etc/fstab in knoppix & copy them out of the ramdisk to the fstab of your mandrake partition. Then reboot and see.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:15 PM   #13
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I lost a CD Rom as well. I could not install Mandrake 9.2 because I kept getting errors. Then my CD rom drive burn out.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 09:10 PM   #14
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I replaced the CDROM and installed Windows 98 on it. :-D
 
  


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