SATA DVD mounting issues

Mikkel L. Ellertson mellertson at
Fri Jul 8 13:22:30 UTC 2011

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On 07/07/2011 12:48 PM, Weiner, Michael wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 12:16 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 09:33 -0400, Weiner, Michael wrote:
>>> The main issue at the moment is user mounting his
>>> SATA DVD drive ... he puts in a media disk and there is nothing
>>> mounted,
>>> and nothing is showing in dmesg to indicate that the system has even
>>> noticed the drive being opened and a disk inserted. 
>> Does dmesg show the device even being "seen"?
>> Sorry to jump into the thread late.
> Yes Terry dmesg sees the device when the workstation is booted up, but
> not when a media disk is put into it :(
> Thanks
> Michael
Dumb question - will the drive see and boot from a bootable CD/DVD?
If not, you could have a dirty drive, or a dead drive. I had one die
on me the other day - the system sees it, and it tries to read a
disk when you put it in the drive, but it fails and show no media found.

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