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Old 03-09-2006, 05:39 AM   #1
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Post Help! Why my samsung dvd rw can not be found???!!!

Hi,all dear friends here!

Last week I bought a new pc,and I wanna install the mandrake linux10 which I downloaded and burned in Aug.2004. After I reboot my computer and saw the first GUI installation guide of mandrake, I jumped to the ceiling of my house but then I fallen down on the floor because I found that the mandrake warned me"can not found the cd rom device"!
Gosh,my rom is a samsung toshiba dvd rw.And I heard the mandrake 9.0 version already supported the dvdrw hardware,so what's wrong with my mandrake linux? is my linux kernel too old(version 2.4) or something else? I am also suspecting the old version's problem but I don't have a newest kernel by now,and can not download a new one in my office(boss is watching me....),until next week I can go online in my own home ,but,I am so desperately to know the problem right now....

Help me please
with sincerely wishes
Old 03-09-2006, 11:34 PM   #2
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to find out what kernel version you are using try:
uname -r
post the content of /etc/fstab
and tell us how you connected the dvd-rw (secondary master, primary slave, etc)
Old 03-10-2006, 04:32 AM   #3
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to Mr Circle

Mr Perfect Circle:

Frankly,the problem happended at the very first begining of my mandrake linux installation,so I even can not finished my installation....,but I know the kernel must be 2.4***.

anyway,your's "check how you connected your dvd rw" really gives me a good hint! so I am gonna go back home to see that and tomorrow I will tell you.

Thank you very much for your help.


Old 03-11-2006, 04:47 AM   #4
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Why debian can find but not mandrake?

Dear All:
Last night I tried to use a debian with kernel 2.2(note that my mandrake's linux kernel is 2.4***),what happend is the debian can find this dvd ram which can not be found by mandrake.

so strange????

Today I got a redhat linux and gonna install it at night hope it can works.

To Mr Perfect Circle:

my dvd-ram is samsung h552d and installed as the secondary master,my bios is Award:-)

with best wishes.


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