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Thread: Disc Drive

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    Disc Drive

    My disc drive is not showing up at all in my computer. Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit. When I first installed Ubuntu, the disc drive worked fine. Now, I can put in a disc and the drive will read it, but I can't find it anywhere on the computer. Almost as if the disc drive is not there. Any ideas?

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    Re: Disc Drive

    Are you talking about an optical drive here ?

    It doesn't show in the Places menu ?

    Try looking in /media for it.

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    Re: Disc Drive

    It's the drive that came with the computer. It worked fine when I first installed Ubuntu. I know this because I was able to play a cd. Now when I put a disc in, the drive reads the disc but as far as the computer goes, it's as if the drive doesn't exist.

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    Re: Disc Drive

    See if you can boot from the drive. If you can, we can investigate; if you can't, the drive is likely defective.

    Checking cables can't hurt.

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    Re: Disc Drive

    I can't find any procedures to mount a pre-installed dvd writer. I shouldn't have to given the fact that the drive was recognized after I installed Ubuntu. I've done the following and not sure what it means:

    p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } ls -l /dev | grep cdrom


    To which I received:


    p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2011-03-09 07:44 cdrom -> sr0
    crw-rw---- 1 root cdrom 21, 1 2011-03-09 07:44 sg1
    brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 11, 0 2011-03-09 07:44 sr0



    Any help would be hot.

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    Re: Disc Drive

    I can boot from the drive. I reinstalled Ubuntu via live disc to see if it would help. Booted from cd just fine, but once again I can put it any cd or dvd and it's almost as if the drive doesn't exist

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    Re: Disc Drive

    Howefield, I looked in /media. No drives. The only thing that showed was sonata volume which I'm not allowed to access

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    Re: Disc Drive

    Ok! I'll bungle along here, in the hopes we get lucky.

    First, lets see if the drive is actively detected:

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C disk
    What does that give you?

    Could you also post your /etc/fstab contents?

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    Re: Disc Drive

    By the time of that post I had it fixed. Simple command and I felt a little stupid afterwards.

    p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } sudo mv /dev/sg0 /dev/sg1

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    Re: Disc Drive

    Oh, how strange; I though that the sg* points were for generic SCSI devices, such as tape drives.

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