fresh install ---blooming DVD drive not recognized AGAIN <SOLVED> now broken again.

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Jan 18 08:09:04 UTC 2012

On 01/17/2012 11:56 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 18/01/12 12:50, Ric Moore wrote:
>> On 01/17/2012 08:09 PM, Craig White wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2012-01-17 at 19:19 -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
>>>> Now it won't fire up Nancy Drew! I checked everything, all the
>>>> connectors are connected correctly. I checked the bios, no problems
>>>> there with regards to the drives. The harddrive is pin selected to
>>>> "Master", the DVD is pin selected as "slave", the 80-wire IDE connector
>>>> is set with the DVD in the middle and the harddrive to the end.
>>>> The DVD sees a data disk, aoutomounts it with no prob. I just checked.
>>>> I made sure that /dev/dvd /dev/cdrom and /dev/sr0 are chowned
>>>> root:cdrom. I am part of that group. Could there be another point that
>>>> the DVD could be set to other than /dev/sr0 ? The problem must be in
>>>> there somewhere. Ric
>>> ----
>>> for many years now, the proper way is to use 'cable select' (CS) on all
>>> ATA/IDE devices and let the cable/controller work it out (end is master,
>>> inside is slave). Many BIOS/devices will fail if you try to determine
>>> via the jumpers (master/slave). Just set everything to CS.
>> I'm old and in need of being shot.
> I forgot to add in my other response that I am older than you and I am
> only 39 so how can you be "old"? 8-)

I'm only 20 something up here <taps noggin> Physically I'm 61. Or 62, I 
ferget. I don't care to keep count anymore. I'll kill Space Aliens for a 
bit and see what anyone comes up with. I'm automounting data cd's and 
dvd's just fine. CD's will play audio. I am completely updated and 
running 11.10 xubuntu. It's gonna rain tomorrow, so I can stay up and 
just re-install. If ASUS would get my MB back to me, this most likely 
wouldn't be an issue. But, then I wouldn't LEARN anything either. :) Ric

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