Fwd: CD/DVD drive problem

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Thu Jan 7 00:21:33 UTC 2010

NoOp wrote:
> On 01/06/2010 03:58 PM, 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
> Or perhaps try:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/198319/comments/18

That's brilliant, and makes perfect sense :)

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