I have a liteon dvd rom drive + burner, and a cd-rom drive and burner.
Here is my fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
UUID=5ca8643e-142a-4234-a7c6-10f596bc8d6c / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sdb7 during installation
UUID=83c4172e-f49b-448f-bb65-237b8c3b84d9 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
The drive's do work 100% fine in windows, and do show up in bios. I have tried to switch the sata mode, from sata to either sata/raid/athci, I read somewhere that having the sata mode incorrect can cause problems.
I have 2 seperate sata controller's, 1 for the cd/dvd rom drives, and 2nd for the 2 hard drive's, altho one of the hard drive's uses an ide controller still.
my hard drive's are fine.
P.S. I would like to suggest that some post and sticky, a list of steps to take to provide whatever information that is needed to solve hardware problems, that way, we can go thru the checklist make sure you have all essential information, to solve problems.
I totally get how it can suck having to repeat yourself millions of times.
I really love linux, but i am having problems with the older hardware, and in this economy not easy to upgrade hardware cheaply.