View Full Version : [SOLVED] 9.10 No cdrom /dev/sr0

December 20th, 2009, 03:22 PM
I did a clean upgrade yesterday morning, & then was unable to use my DVD drive. The errors, such as no cdrom, no scd0, all lead, eventually, to the message that there is no such device as /dev/sr0. I spent much of the day going through the many messages here, & none of the fixes worked. Given the similarity of the problems, & the variety of the fixes, these results seemed more coincidence.

This morning, since I was going to downgrade my installation, I figured I might as well try the blunt object approach: no /dev/sr0? Fine, I'll make one. So,

sudo touch /dev/sr0
sudo chown root:disk /dev/sr0
sudo chmod 660 /dev/sr0

Reboot (yesterday, I rebooted more than I have since I left Windows), & it works. Huh. I would be glad to hear if this works for anyone else, or if I've done something really dumb.