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Old 04-30-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
dmorgan145
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DVD drive not recognized


Just installed Slackware 10.2. Now I can't find my DVD drive anywhere. I am able to find my CD burner with no trouble. DVD drive was found with Ubuntu (Which I just got rid of) and DVD drive is found in the bios. I will give you any info needed. I am a noob and someone just needs to tell me how to get the info. Thanks.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 01:46 AM   #2
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Try "dmesg | grep -i dvd". You should see a couple of different devices, one of them will be the one you're looking for.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 02:06 AM   #3
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That command gave me absolutely nothing. I was able to "sort-of" mount /dev/hdc. I heard the drive spin but nothing else.... Any other suggestions?
 
Old 04-30-2006, 10:57 AM   #4
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That command gave me absolutely nothing. I was able to "sort-of" mount /dev/hdc. I heard the drive spin but nothing else.... Any other suggestions?
Hi,

Try ;

Code:
#dmesg |grep hd
Post the output!
 
Old 04-30-2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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What does your /etc/fstab say? There should be two entries in there for your CD/DVD devices.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 03:54 PM   #6
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root@pos:~# dmesg | grep -i dvd
root@pos:~# #dmesg |grep hd
root@pos:~#

Got nothing ??
 
Old 04-30-2006, 03:56 PM   #7
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fstab looks like this:

/dev/sda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda1 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
 
Old 04-30-2006, 08:25 PM   #8
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I too all, i have the same prob. from konsole i can read this:

bash-3.00# dmesg |grep hd
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
hda: WDC WD200BB-77AUA1, ATA DISK drive
hdc: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW DRIVE SW-248B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4040B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 39102336 sectors (20020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=2434/255/63, UDMA(66)
hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdc: ATAPI 1X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 8192kB Cache, UDMA(33)
hdd: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdd: ATAPI 32X DVD-ROM DVD-R-RAM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
hda: hda1


and then this:

bash-3.00# dmesg | grep -i dvd
hdc: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW DRIVE SW-248B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4040B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: ATAPI 32X DVD-ROM DVD-R-RAM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)

can you help me? sorry but i'm a VERY new user. tnx to all.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 06:09 AM   #9
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Check dmesg, i.e. in a console run "dmesg | less" was your dvd drive found at boot? If so as what device?

For example my dvd is ide and at hdc. so it will be assigned as /dev/hdc. I can then create a dir in /mnt named /mnt/dvd and set up a line in my /etc/fstab with /dev/hdc to be mounted at /mnt/dvd.

I've found that in the past when I installed slack on a box with two cdrom drives or a cdrom and dvd drive that slack would set up the cd drive used for install as /mnt/cdrom but that I'd have to do the second one manually. Slack will also set up a /dev/cdrom pointing to /dev/hdX (if its ide).

Last edited by justwantin; 05-01-2006 at 06:12 AM.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 11:11 AM   #10
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I too all, i have the same prob. from konsole i can read this:

bash-3.00# dmesg |grep hd
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
hda: WDC WD200BB-77AUA1, ATA DISK drive
hdc: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW DRIVE SW-248B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4040B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 39102336 sectors (20020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=2434/255/63, UDMA(66)
hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdc: ATAPI 1X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 8192kB Cache, UDMA(33)
hdd: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdd: ATAPI 32X DVD-ROM DVD-R-RAM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
hda: hda1


and then this:

bash-3.00# dmesg | grep -i dvd
hdc: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW DRIVE SW-248B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4040B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: ATAPI 32X DVD-ROM DVD-R-RAM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)

can you help me? sorry but i'm a VERY new user. tnx to all.
Hi,

What is the output of your fstab?

Code:
cat /etc/fstab
Your drives are recognized at boot and the drivers attached.

Describe your problem!
 
  


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