I`m facing a huge problem here guys.
I`ve installed ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop, I`ve created a partition with gpart and now have an exceptional dual boot with xp sp2. Why? Because I`m a developer and if I browse the linux community there aren`t sufficient tools that match the windows ones, but this isn`t the point here.
My cd dosen`t mount. I really love to learn linux but sorry guys I really need my cdrom.
K here`s what I`ve done, and yes I have thoroughly browsed the forum for simmilar topics.
1) if I try: sudo mount -t iso9660 /dev/hda /media/cdrom0
it outputs to:
mount: special device /dev/hda does not exist;
the same if I try with /dev/scd0;
2)if I try to use: lshal | grep CD:
The ordinateur dosen`t find the device.
3)If I try to use: sudo gedit /etc/fstab:
I have the line: /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
I have tried commenting out the line booting and rebooting;
4)If I use lsusb:
BUS 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b: 0001 Linux foundation 1.1 root hub
BUS 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b: 0001 Linux foundation 1.1 root hub
BUS 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b: 0001 Linux foundation 1.1 root hub
BUS 001 Device 002: ID 0c45: 62c0 Microdia Sonix USB 2.0 Camera
BUS 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b: 0002 Linux foundation 2.0 root hub
BUS 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b: 0001 Linux foundation 1.1 root hub
care to mention that my dvdrom is not an external drive
5)if I boot with the Live CD it works, If I boot with any other cd, format same message, also it is available in win xp.
6)I have tried to open the /boot/grub/menu.lst --> I couldn`t find any file with the name menu.lst
also used the command: ls /boot/grub/ | grep menu
I tried to open this file so I could add the noapic option at the end of the line
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-27-386 root=/dev/sda3 ro quiet splash
7)I have tried to replace the line /dev/scd0 in /etc/fstab with: hdc and with hda
8)cdrecord --scanbus outputs:
wodim: No such file or directory;
Cannot open SCSI driver!;
9)running : ls -al /media
drwxr -xr - x 3 root root 4096 2099-11-16 02:42
drwxr -xr - x 21 root root 4096 2009-11-16 02:20
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2009-11-16 01:53 cdrom -> cdrom0
drwxr -xr - x 2 root root 4096 2009-11-16 01:53 cdrom0
10)my primary HDD is /dev/sda
11)In my media directory there is a cdrom0 subdirectory
12)later edit: sudo gedit /etc/fstab
edited the line "udf, iso9660" with auto: same message