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Old 10-28-2006, 09:39 AM   #1
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Mandriva 2007 is not dedecting DVD/CD-drive


Hello all,

I'm a first time linux user so please bare with me
My new installed Mandriva 2007 OS does not detect my DVD/CD drive. Can someone tell me in simple terms how to solve this problem?

Many thanx
 
Old 10-28-2006, 09:57 AM   #2
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You need to provide a bit more info. What happens when you insert a cd or dvd? After inserting a disk, what happens when you go to System -> Storage? Is the name of the disc listed?
 
Old 10-28-2006, 10:35 AM   #3
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nothing happens when i insert a CD or dvd. The drive is also nowhere listed. It should not be a hardware problem because in windows it works fine.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 06:50 PM   #4
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Can you run "cat /etc/fstab" and post the output. Please also post the output of running "ls /proc/ide/". Cheers.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 09:55 AM   #5
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here are both outputs:

[jeroen@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/fstab
/dev/sda11 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda13 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/sda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0,nls=utf8,ro 0 0
/dev/sda5 /mnt/win_d ntfs umask=0,nls=utf8,ro 0 0
/dev/sda6 /mnt/win_e ntfs umask=0,nls=utf8,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda8 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda10 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda12 swap swap defaults 0 0
[jeroen@localhost ~]$


[jeroen@localhost ~]$ ls /proc/ide/
drivers
[jeroen@localhost ~]$
 
Old 10-30-2006, 04:04 AM   #6
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You don't have any entries for your optical drive in your /etc/fstab. Since you are using scsi, can you post the output of doing "ls /proc/scsi". If your optical device is something like /dev/sdb, you can add an entry similar to the one below to your /etc/fstab
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/dev/sdb /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
If /mnt/cdrom does not exist, make sure you create it.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 08:45 AM   #7
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yeah well I think optical drives are no longer in fstab....automounted by Hal daemon....if you have a kde desktop click into devices icon....(a bit ms ???) and removeable media.....should show up a Mounted optical drive.
 
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You don't have any entries for your optical drive in your /etc/fstab. Since you are using scsi, can you post the output of doing "ls /proc/scsi". If your optical device is something like /dev/sdb, you can add an entry similar to the one below to your /etc/fstab
Code:
/dev/sdb /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
If /mnt/cdrom does not exist, make sure you create it.
This seems a little too complicated for me ...

Can u explain it in a version for dummies?
 
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This seems a little too complicated for me ...

Can u explain it in a version for dummies?
All you need to do is start a terminal -> run the command "lspci /proc/scsi and a list of scsi devices will be listed e.g. sda sdb etc. If sda is your hard drive, that would make sdb your optical drive, so just copy the line in code tags above and put it in the /etc/fstab file.
 
  


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