Fwd: CD/DVD drive problem

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 6 16:37:45 UTC 2010

On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 14:56:04 -0000, Winton Vandepeer  
<squareyes at harboursat.com.au> wrote:

> Sorry if I am re-posting, been having email probs, my original post
> not showing in my "Inbox"
> Hi all,
> I put this query on the list when I was using 8.04. Am now using 9.10
> and still have the same problem.
> My notebook .. Lenovo 3000 N200 .. The CD/DVD drive works OK with
> Vista or Win XP with either installed alone,
>  but when drive is partitioned and Ubuntu 8.04, or 9.04 or 9.10
> installed, ceases to exist on both Vista and Ubuntu.
> Does not exist with Ubuntu installed on it's own either. Problem is
> the same dual booting with Win XP and Ubuntu.
> Drive doesn't show in the "System" in either Win or Ubuntu. Have
> updated the bios, but there is nothing in the bios re CD/DVD drive
> anyway.
> Lenovo's only answer is to re-install Vista or XP, has been back to
> their workshop.
> Drive works OK for any bootable disk.
> At the moment I have an external USB cd/dvd drive that works, but
> would be nice not to have to carry it around.
Somebody with the same problem and a possible solution

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