View Full Version : [ubuntu] CD is missing after upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10

November 14th, 2009, 05:37 PM
I do not see the CD after upgrading. I goto Places - Computer and I only see the File System.

It was there before the upgrade. I upgraded after being prompted by Ubuntu. So I didn't download and install 9.10 from a CD or USB jumpdrive. I just let it happen over the internet.

I did notice if I'm looking at the screen Places - Computer and push the door open button on the actual CD drive, then the CD icon appears. ?? Then the icon disappears as soon as the CD goes back into it's normal state (sucks the CD back inside the chassis) (sorry for the no tech description) .

I have read where others have had similar problems too.

Help please.

The Funkbomb
November 14th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Try this...

cd /dev/ &&ls

Do you see your cdrom in there?

November 14th, 2009, 05:51 PM
This is what I see when I goto the terminal and enter. cd /dev/ &&ls

I'm quite new to ubuntu and linux, so I'm not sure what should be there

brian@brian-desktop:~$ cd /dev/ &&ls
adsp mapper ram6 tty12 tty4 ttyS0
agpgart mcelog ram7 tty13 tty40 ttyS1
audio mem ram8 tty14 tty41 ttyS2
binder mixer ram9 tty15 tty42 ttyS3
block net random tty16 tty43 urandom
bus network_latency rfkill tty17 tty44 usbmon0
cdrom1 network_throughput rtc tty18 tty45 usbmon1
char null rtc0 tty19 tty46 usbmon2
console nvidia0 scd0 tty2 tty47 usbmon3
core nvidiactl sda tty20 tty48 vcs
cpu_dma_latency oldmem sda1 tty21 tty49 vcs1
disk parport0 sda2 tty22 tty5 vcs2
dsp pktcdvd sda5 tty23 tty50 vcs3
ecryptfs port sequencer tty24 tty51 vcs4
fd ppp sequencer2 tty25 tty52 vcs5
full psaux sg0 tty26 tty53 vcs6
fuse ptmx sg1 tty27 tty54 vcs7
hpet pts shm tty28 tty55 vcs8
input ram0 snapshot tty29 tty56 vcsa
kmsg ram1 snd tty3 tty57 vcsa1
log ram10 sndstat tty30 tty58 vcsa2
loop0 ram11 sr0 tty31 tty59 vcsa3
loop1 ram12 stderr tty32 tty6 vcsa4
loop2 ram13 stdin tty33 tty60 vcsa5
loop3 ram14 stdout tty34 tty61 vcsa6
loop4 ram15 tty tty35 tty62 vcsa7
loop5 ram2 tty0 tty36 tty63 vcsa8
loop6 ram3 tty1 tty37 tty7 zero
loop7 ram4 tty10 tty38 tty8
lp0 ram5 tty11 tty39 tty9

The Funkbomb
November 14th, 2009, 05:57 PM

Next thing I want you to do is type:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

This will open the text editor. Let's make sure that the CD drive is being mounted.

Near the bottom, it should say something like:

/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

Yours may be different. Copy and paste that line here.

November 14th, 2009, 06:03 PM
I have follow the instruction and get -

/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

and expected

/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

I noticed this says "cdrom0" and in my post above of my directory it is "cdrom1"
?? does this mean anything ??

November 14th, 2009, 07:06 PM
I should note that I do have a audio CD in the player.

Still looking for a solution. Thanks much tor the responses so far.

See below

brian@brian-desktop:/dev$ sudo lshw -C disk
description: ATA Disk
product: WDC WD1200BB-00G
vendor: Western Digital
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 08.0
serial: WD-WMALK1368864
size: 111GiB (120GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=0008031e
description: SCSI CD-ROM
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
capabilities: audio
configuration: status=ready

November 17th, 2009, 01:55 AM
I put the cd in the cdrom to reinstall 9.04.
Now I see the CD and it appears normal.
I still see nothing when an audio CD is put in.
So it looks like it's not the cdrom or related software. Something to do with audio cd's ??

November 19th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Ok it's solved, thanks to Youtube
I went to -Applications -Ubuntu software centre - search for Exaile

I installed this ran it then select disk
and the CD began to play.