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Thread: Roms "cd/dvd" stop read'n after installation

  1. #11
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    Re: Roms "cd/dvd" stop read'n after installation

    The only simple step I want to go to that makes any logical sense is where can one see what drivers are loaded, just like in Windows for each peace of hardware installed on PC. With in windows you have options for each peace of hardware to uninstall , reinstall Etc. I don't know where those feature are hiding in Ubuntu. As for me go to program apps type stuff have been there done that also. Ubuntu's equivalent to windows explore I've done also and it show a disc but nothing is there showing on disc other then disc inserted in rom drive. I have a question for you dv3500ea how many years have you been playing, repairing, etc with computers and to be specific ubuntu "linux"? thank you

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    Re: Roms "cd/dvd" stop read'n after installation

    Linux tends not to have 'drivers'. Instead, everything is handled by the kernal - including optical disk drives. CDs/DVDs should be supported out of the box.

    From what you have said, it sounds like the disk is being mounted but the files aren't showing up. To clarify, could you please post the output of the command I gave earlier?

    I have been using Linux + Ubuntu for 1 year now and before that I used Windows (mainly XP) ever since I was very young, though I'm not sure of the relevance of this question.
    Last edited by dv3500ea; July 27th, 2010 at 12:05 AM.
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    Re: Roms "cd/dvd" stop read'n after installation

    I won't be able to run "sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom" till this
    Friday and if I come across one of the PC's that has a rom that will install
    Ubuntu from installation disc but not read it after installation or any other
    disc say mp3 type.

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    Re: Roms "cd/dvd" stop read'n after installation

    There is a thread with a similar problem here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1544152
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    Re: Roms "cd/dvd" stop read'n after installation

    Using the Menus...

    1) System=>Administration=>Synaptic Package manager

    a)Settings (top)=>Repositories=>Ubuntu software then make sure the first 4 boxes are ticked.
    Next tab 'Other Software' tick the first box. close that window.

    b) 'Reload' (top left)

    c) in the 'quick search' box type Ubuntu-restricted-extras

    When it is found then right click on that line and select 'Mark for installation' then apply and install all the packages it marks (tick 'mark' and it will download and install them in one hit.

    2)Places=>Home folder=>Edit (at the top) =>Preferences=>Media
    and configure as required.

    3) Reboot and media should load.

    Note that we ask questions and output from terminal commands so we can better diagnose and help.
    It helps us to help you when you supply that info.

    Forum members are all volunteers just like you.

    Some reading may help,
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1422475
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=801404
    http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html

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    Re: Roms "cd/dvd" stop read'n after installation

    Similar problem here.

    Although quite often the cd drive and dvd drive will both mount discs immediately after booting the system. But then after some random length of time they will either unmount or wont mount a newly inserted disc.

    As I write this post both my drives are inaccessible.

    sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

    mount: mount point /media/cdrom does not exist

    Both drives are listed in Disk Utility -

    TSSTcorp CDRW/DVD TSH492B
    HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8320B

    Both drives work fine with Windows XP.

    I have had this problem since installing 10.04 in April. I have posted on various threads on this forum and still not solved it.

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    Re: Roms "cd/dvd" stop read'n after installation

    What is the physical connection set-up ie do they share a cable, or if on separate cables are they masters or slaves ?.

    What cables, ide, sata, or combination ?.

    Are there sata hard drives present with ide drives ?.

    can you run
    Code:
    sudo lshw
    save as a text file then right click on it and compress with Create Archive before posting it with Manage Attachments.
    Last edited by robert shearer; August 3rd, 2010 at 09:29 PM.

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    Re: Roms "cd/dvd" stop read'n after installation

    Sorry to butt in on this thread again but I have solved my long standing CD/DVD drive mounting problems.

    A while back on another thread someone suggested installing the latest kernel (2.6.34). I tried this but no luck.

    Well the latest kernel (2.6.35) was released for Ubuntu a couple of days back. This has solved my mounting problems.

    Add ppa:kernel-ppa/ppa to your software source list

    Reload - then search for "2.6.35" in Synaptic.

    Install the following 3 packages (make sure you choose the correct 3 for either 32 or 64 bit. 14 is the latest in the repository so this may change)

    linux-headers-2.6.35-14
    linux-headers-2.6.35-14-generic
    linux-image-2.6.35-14-generic

    This kernel will now be the default. Everything now works for me and I have had no problems with it.

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