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(CLOSED) New CD/DVD Drive not showing/working

Postby debbie on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:21 am

Last night my old IDE DVD drive was taken out and a new SATA drive put in place of it complete with an 'IOMAH' Bi-Directional IDE/SATA Converter kit. The problem now though is that it fails to work when I put a music CD in. The light on the front of the drive on my pc tower appears briefly when I put a CD in then it goes out and nothing else happens.

I have tried to find out more about this and some people mention /etc/fstab folder. Mine is actually /etc/fstab.d and there is nothing at all inside this folder.

I tried this in the Terminal;

debbie@debbie-GT5042B ~ $ mount
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/debbie/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=debbie)
debbie@debbie-GT5042B ~ $

Should I have unmounted the previous DVD/CD drive before removing it? This is the second time I have had to install a new drive, and the first time I installed one, which was temporary, it was detected straight away. That time I was using an IDE type with the wide cable.

PLEASE NOTE [b]This post has now been closed and has been opened in the Newbie Forum. Thanks [/b]
Last edited by debbie on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:16 am, edited 2 times in total.
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