unrecognized cdrom drive

James Takac p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 00:04:31 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 15 August 2007 01:26:22 Charles philip Chan wrote:
> "Tomoki Taniguchi" <tomoki.taniguchi at gmail.com> writes:
> > when i install opensuse on the same system the
> > cdrom is designated as /dev/hda
> >
> > but /dev/hda doesn't exist on my feisty system.
> I got confused at the beginning too. For some strange reason (if anyone
> knows, please tell me), Feisty uses SCSI emulation for everything. So
> try /dev/scd0
> Charles

Hi Guys

This likely sounds like my prob earlier. Try the following; Open a terminal 
and type these commands

sudo modprobe piix
sudo update-initramfs -u

if you now have the cdrom readable (try inserting something) then edit 
your /etc/modules file and add at the end a line reading "piix" without the 
quotes of course. That last step is to make sure it sticks after a reboot as 
I'm sure you dont want to go thru this every time. This is just a workaround 
for now but for me it works


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