Gutsy will not recognize dvdr

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Sat Nov 17 22:55:19 UTC 2007

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On Sat, 17 Nov 2007 17:35:54 -0500
Ed Miller <miller07 at> wrote:

> James Takac wrote:
> > On Sunday 18 November 2007 07:34:01 Ed Miller wrote:
> >   
> >> I reinstalled gutsy to make using my extra hard drive easier. I used my
> >> dvd to install it. Now I am trying to use the dvd player to install
> >> build-essentials but can't get Gutsy to recognize the dvd. It's not just
> >
> > Do you per chance no the type of drive, i.e. sata or pata, maybe scsi? I had 
> > the same on my other laptop before and I should check to to see if I need to 
> > apply the workaround again as I reinstalled Gutsy fresh on it. Ok they fixed 
> > what was the prob for me earlier in Gutsy
> >
> > I can remember having to do a 
> >
> > sudo modprobe piix
> > sudo update-initramfs -u
> >
> > then editing /etc/modules adding the piix line to make it stick
> >
> > Just doing the modprobe should tell you if this is your prob as you should be 
> > able to read from the drive again in that session if it is

> Thanks for the quick reply. I believe the drive is a pata. When I run 
> modprobe piix it tells me the module does not exist. Any ideas where i 
> can find it? I googled it and found some stuff but no downloads.

    I have these on my system:


You probably got "command not found" - you have to run modprobe as try
sudo modprobe piix


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