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Old 07-22-2008, 06:59 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Manchester, England
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
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Ubuntu 8.04 wont detect ide dvd drive


I am new to linux and seem to run into nothing but problems, but i want to learn how to solve them without resorting to going back to windows

I have just purchased a book with the guise of learning the basics of ubuntu, my first issue was i couldn't get 6.10 to install due to graphical issues, then 8.04 would fail and i was losing patients.

I resorted to installing 6.04 and was happy with that until ndiswrapper wouldn't install so i decided to use the built in upgrade tool and upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04.1 or along those lines...

All was well until i realized it no longer supports my dvd drive and just reports it as a "blank disc".

I know the drive works fine and is detected in the bios. what should i do?

I cant remember the make of the top of my head. Any step by step guides or help would be greatly appreciated. I assume i just have to tell it to mount it at boot? but i am no expert.

Cheers guys.
Old 07-22-2008, 07:15 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Manchester, England
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
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The drive make

Its a benq drive.

I managed to install device manager and had a look through some system files. stumbling blindly though.


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