well there is my problem, virtualbox will not recognize my two cd/dvd drives ..
they are /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd respectively. before when i needed to use a disc, i had to create an image of the disc, save it to a local directory ( in a shared guest directory if i needed it after i installed windows ), then in virtualbox, use that image as the drive. but as you can see in the screenshot, i only have /dev/sdc1. don't know what partition on which drive that is.
i also saw somewhere ( regretfully i cant find where now ) to use this command:
but that did not work either, even after i rebooted. i even tried multiple times..
as far as fstab is concerned, this is what i have:
how do i get at least one of the drives ( if not both ) recognized by virtualbox??
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0