Fwd: CD/DVD drive problem

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Thu Jan 7 00:20:46 UTC 2010

Rashkae wrote:

> But before doing that, here's another idea to test.  I've noticed that
> new versions of Grub (ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10, but they use very different
> versions of grub, respectively) use UUID numbers in their menu.lst (and
> whatever that new file grub 2 uses) to find root devices.  (I'm
> referring to the grub root device, not the Linux kernel root filesystem
> parameter).  I would find it interesting, as a test, to see what happens
> if those UUID references were instead replaced with hard drive reference
> number.  Since the notebook probably only has 1 HD, that will always be
> drive 0,partition.  Maybe if grub doesn't have to go looking for device
> UUID's it won't probe the CD-ROM

If you want to test this idea with Ubuntu 9.10:

sudo chmod o+w /boot/grub/grub.cfg
sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfk

Comment out those lines that begin with "search --no-floppy"

Turn off the notebook and power back on, see if the CD-ROM now works in
Windows boot.  Hopefully, if it does, it will also now be detected in Linux.

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