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August 20th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Hi all,

I had a CD/DVD drive that was working fine, but now seems to refuse to mount.

Some diagnostics:

sudo mount /dev/scd0

mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sr0,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

dmesg | tail

[ 162.336755] Info fld=0x0
[ 162.336758] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Add. Sense: Logical unit communication CRC error (Ultra-DMA/32)
[ 162.336765] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 2496
[ 162.336865] UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
[ 162.395263] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE,SUGGEST_OK
[ 162.395270] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Sense Key : Hardware Error [current]
[ 162.395277] Info fld=0x0
[ 162.395279] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Add. Sense: Logical unit communication CRC error (Ultra-DMA/32)
[ 162.395287] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 64
[ 162.395382] isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev=sr0, iso_blknum=16, block=16

cat /etc/fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=c69630a9-eede-43e6-89d5-8c6940cede5d / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda2
UUID=fa388ad1-17f5-4d66-a59c-64f0b36c584e none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/vg01/datadrive /data ext3 user,relatime 0 0

sudo lshw -sanitize -C disk

description: DVD reader
product: CDRW/DVD SM-352F
vendor: SAMSUNG
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: T902
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=ready
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom

In light of kernel updates, I also downgraded to 2.6.28-14-generic, but the problem still occurs.

Can anyone provide any insight into what has happened? Has the drive physically died? :(

Thanks in advance,


August 20th, 2009, 04:31 PM
Put in a bootable CD and see if you can boot from it. If not, chances are the CD-ROM is bad.

August 20th, 2009, 04:33 PM

I had thought of that, but it's an utter pain - the box doesn't have a monitor attached - I've been trying to mount via ssh.

If nobody else has any other ideas, I will plug in a monitor, but I'm increasingly suspicious of a dodgy cable/drive.


August 22nd, 2009, 12:58 PM
Ok, seems this was a hardware failure.

How do I mark as solved? There doesn't seem to be an option under "Thread Tools".