Lost CD Drive [Solved]
flinn at alum.mit.edu
Sun Jun 19 23:02:43 UTC 2005
On Sun, 2005-06-19 at 12:56 -0400, Don Flinn wrote:
> I was about to burn CDs for FD4 and discover that my CD drive was
> unavailable. Further checking revealed that there is no cdrom in /media
> nor in /mnt and checking /dev there is no cdrom. The CD drive was
> available a few weeks ago. Now not even the CD Player can find the
> drive, it gives Drive Error.
> The hardware browser doesn't find the CD Drive.
> Running cdrecord -scanbus gives the following:
> [flinn at localhost ~]$ sudo cdrecord -scanbus
> Cdrecord-Clone 2.01-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg
> Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
> Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
> Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to
> Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in
> this version.
> scsidev: 'ATA'
> devname: 'ATA'
> scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
> cdrecord: Invalid argument. SCSI unsupported with '/dev/hd*'. Cannot
> open SCSI driver.
> cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
> cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
> Do I have to create a device in /dev ?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Don Flinn
> President, Flint Security LLC
> Tel: 781-856-7230
> Fax: 781-631-7693
> e-mail: flinn at alum.mit.edu
Solved: I finally took the cover off my computer and made sure all the
connections were tight, restarted and the CD drive was there. I'm sure
the connections were tight, but I guess not. I did get to read a lot
about cd drives, and the software associated with them, so all was not wasted.
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