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Old 06-15-2005, 11:04 AM   #1
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cdrom not detected Le2005

Hi there
I have been using 10.0 up until last night when I upgraded to Le2005 dvd download edition. During the upgrade, I chose the option to copy the ISO dvd onto the harddrive for future access. I believe the installation then took place off of the hdd copy, from that point on.

My Cd writer burner is a plextor px712A and worked like a charm on 10.0.

It seems that my cdrom is not detected at startup by Le2005 because it does not appear in the harddrake list.

Here is a copy of my /etc/fstab if that can help. I am not sure what I am reading here, but it seems that most of the time this is the first request from posters.

/dev/sda7 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/sda9 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/removable supermount dev=/dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/part1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
/dev/sda6 /mnt/win_e ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda8 swap swap defaults 0 0
What should I do now, can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks for your help

Old 06-15-2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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more info

I ran dmesg at boot and here is a partial result that shows the system sees the cdrom drive

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
SCSI subsystem initialized
libata version 1.10 loaded.
ata_piix version 1.03
ata_piix: combined mode detected
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.2 to 64
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1F0 ctl 0x3F6 bmdma 0xF000 irq 14
ata1: dev 1 cfg 49:2f00 82:346b 83:7f01 84:4003 85:3c68 86:3c01 87:4003 88:20ff
ata1: dev 1 ATA, max UDMA7, 234493056 sectors: lba48
ata1: dev 1 configured for UDMA/133
scsi0 : ata_piix
Vendor: ATA Model: SAMSUNG SP1213C Rev: SV10
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
ata2: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xF008 irq 15
ata2: dev 0 cfg 49:0f00 82:0000 83:0000 84:0000 85:0000 86:0000 87:0000 88:0407
ata2: dev 0 ATAPI, max UDMA/33
ata2: dev 0 configured for UDMA/33
scsi1 : ata_piix
Vendor: PLEXTOR Model: DVDR PX-712A Rev: 1.03
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 05
ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
Does this give someone a clue as to what I should do? Should I post this in another forum, i.e. hardware or is this the right forum?

Old 06-15-2005, 03:01 PM   #3
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Here is my entry for /dev/hdd in my fstab. Do you have 2 CD drives? If not then It would probably be hdc...
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0

Note: this is with Supermount disabled...

Old 06-16-2005, 03:02 PM   #4
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Problem solved

well for those who are interested (other than myself of course...) here is what I ended up doing:

A. Fresh install of Mandrake LE2005. Works so much better than the upgrade. The effect of this was that my cdrom drive finally showed up in my /etc/fstab file. I thought this was victory until I tried to access the drive! Not possible to read or write from the drive. Thanks to 3 hours of google and reading posts on sites such as this one I finally figured out that my security setting for Mandrake LE2005 was to blame.

B. In MMC looked all over for the way to change my security setting from High to Standard. Why? Because with the security set to high (which is the default during the installation...careful) only the root gets to read and write to the cdrom drive!!!! Well it took me another 20 minutes to find that in mmc under security, you have to go up to the options menu and click on expert mode, to finally see appear something else than just the firewall setting icon: set the system security level.

Thanks to all that tried to help and warning to all those that install Mandriva LE2005, check your security levels...

I know some of you will say "it's in the release notes..." well maybe....




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