Recognizing Drives

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Apr 9 19:32:13 UTC 2008

On 04/09/2008 11:32 AM, Joseph wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 04/09/2008 05:34 AM, Joseph wrote:
>>> Thank you Sir.  Actually, I have one of them (2Gb).  Never heard it
>>> called a Keydrive.  Around these parts, it's occasionally called a
>>> "Flashdrive" but usually is referred to as a "Jumpdrive".....
>>> But I'm also wanting to do all of what a burner is for.  I do want to
>>> use it for storing data, but also, I'm planning on using it for
>>> burning music, videos, and other things.
>> Please bottom post.
>> I'm confused (as usual); I thought that you got your CD/DVD working.
> That's what I thought.  <grimace>  It seemed to recognize it at first....   but for some reason it 
> stopped...   or I was looking at the wrong thing.  I didn't try it burning.  But now I don't see it, 
> let alone burning.
> I did make sure the jumpers were right, DVD = Master and the CD = Slave.  That's when I thought both 
> were there.
> I was planning on switching cables to put the DVD burner at the end of the cable rather than 
> second....   it's supposed to be my master.
> I looked for the folders (I forget what they were now) that I'm supposed to have for CD and DVD 
> drives, but there seems to be none....   even though the CD-R works.
> Anyway....   I'm near burning over no burning.
> Joseph

I'd recommend connecting just one at a time. Check your bios each time
to see if it is: 1) set correct, and 2) recognizing the drive(s). When
booting into U, make sure your /etc/fstab has an entry for the drives.
Example from my fstab:

/dev/scd0    /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660  user,noauto,exec    0  0
/dev/scd1    /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660  user,noauto,exec    0  0

Also check to see if the drive is being seen at boot. Open a terminal
windows and:

sudo lshw > lshwmycds.txt

That will run the lshw program and put the output in the lshwmycds.txt
file. It's a plain text file, so you can open it in the terminal:

cat lshwmycds.txt

or text editor.

Then look for the cdrom entry(s) - sample:

                description: DVD reader
                product: DVD-ROM SD-C2502
                vendor: TOSHIBA
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi at 1:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/cdrom
                logical name: /dev/dvd
                logical name: /dev/scd0
                logical name: /dev/sr0
                version: 1113
                capabilities: removable audio dvd
                configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open

BTW: you can name lshwmycds.txt to whatever you want. It's handy to have
one on file & then do another after you add new hardware. That way you
can go back and compare if necessary.

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