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Old 05-24-2007, 05:39 AM   #1
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drive not ready for command ??


/dev/hdb is my CDROM. /dev/cdrom links to /dev/hdb.

I have three HDD drives: /dev/sda1 /dev/hda1 and /dev/hdc1. All three are mounted and working.

The CDROM won't eject with the button nor the eject command.

The CDROM is fine under Windows.

When ubuntu starts the bootstrap progress bar on the splash screen stops for about 30seconds. On ALT-F2 I can see the "hdb: Drive not ready for command". After about 30seconds the boot process continues and I'm logged in.

I can't use the CD though and it cannot be mounted.

It worked in kubuntu and still works in Windows so it IS NOT THE DRIVE.

PLEASE HELP!

Any ideas??
 
Old 05-24-2007, 10:33 AM   #2
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The drives are NAMED without any numeral at the end.
sda and hda (may be hdb) are hard disks and hdc is generally CD/DVD drive.

Try eject /dev/hdc

You can also try:
sudo hwinfo --cd (to see if ur CD drive is detected properly)
 
Old 05-24-2007, 10:52 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by biophysics
The drives are NAMED without any numeral at the end.
sda and hda (may be hdb) are hard disks and hdc is generally CD/DVD drive.

Try eject /dev/hdc

You can also try:
sudo hwinfo --cd (to see if ur CD drive is detected properly)
Was trying to be "simple".

Of course the drives are named and the numbers are partitioned.

Code:
$ sudo hwinfo --cd
16: IDE 01.0: 10602 CD-ROM (DVD)                                
  [Created at block.222]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_serial_DM100522007922
  Unique ID: iqvy.SOnFJJaE3ZA
  Parent ID: JCE+.NRDLqS7N7VC
  SysFS ID: /block/hdb
  SysFS BusID: 0.1
  SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.5/ide0/0.1
  Hardware Class: cdrom
  Model: "PHILIPS DVDR1628P1"
  Vendor: "PHILIPS"
  Device: "DVDR1628P1"
  Driver: "SIS_IDE", "ide-cdrom"
  Driver Modules: "sis5513", "ide_cd"
  Device File: /dev/hdb
  Device Files: /dev/hdb, /dev/cdrom, /dev/disk/by-id/ata-PHILIPS_DVDR1628P1_DM100522007922, /dev/disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:02.5-ide-0:1
  Device Number: block 3:64
  Features: DVD
  Size: 3819044864 sectors a 512 bytes
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #4 (IDE interface)
So its detected!
 
  


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