Replacing CD Drive with DVD drive

Keith Clark keithclark at
Wed May 12 21:10:19 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-05-12 at 15:39 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 12/05/10 12:10, Keith Clark wrote:
> > I'm trying to replace a CD drive with a DVD drive but I'm not having
> > much luck with it.
> >
> > It (Ubuntu 10.04) does not seem to see the drive, or at least it does
> > not auto install it or mount it.
> >
> > I see no entries in my fstab regarding the drive (or even the old CD
> > drive).
> >
> > I do have a /cdrom directory, and a /media/cdrom directory.
> >
> > I'm not sure where to go from here.
> >    
> There really is no difference between a CDROM and a DVD reader, at least 
> not nowadays. The CD will read DVDs and vice-versa.
> The unit, just like an HD, has jumpers to configure it as either a 
> Master or Slave or for Cable Select. How is yours configured? Compare it 
> to the setting on the CDROM which you are replacing (I know, it means 
> removing the cover from the box....)
Yes, jumpers match.  The CDROM that is being replaced was on Cable
Select.  I've set the DVD drive to match.

> In /dev you should find some entries as symlinks (@cdrom, eg) which will 
> point at sr0 or sr1. The first, sr0, will be the CROM and sr1 will be 
> the DVD burner (assuming that you do have a burner installed).
In /dev all I have is sr0

Here is my /etc/mtab with a disc in the drive:

/dev/sda1 / ext3 rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
none /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw 0 0
none /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw 0 0
none /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
none /dev devtmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /var/run tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
none /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /lib/init/rw tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev
0 0
gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/keithclark/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon
rw,nosuid,nodev,user=keithclark 0 0

I'm not sure what to try next.


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