[ubuntu-uk] Twin DVD drives not mounting

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 13:41:18 UTC 2015


On 20 September 2015 at 14:04, David Goldsbrough <daveg at boavon.plus.com> wrote:
> Now the floppy drive entry is really weird as the system does not have one!


You may not; millions do. I still did on my machines when I lived in
the UK - dual drives (3.5" and 5.25") in one of them.

Also, you could plug in a USB floppy drive at any time, if you so wished.

As for the DVD drives: are they PATA or SATA?

If they're PATA, check their jumper settings. I have a suspicion you
might have them both set to "CSEL", which means "cable select". Master
and slave are set at bootup according to which drive is on the end of
the cable and which is in the middle. This is not very reliable and
while it might work with Windows, it might not with Linux.

You should also check if you are running the latest BIOS version for
your motherboard.

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