Ubuntu Linux 7.04 Does not recongize the existance of my CD Drive!!!

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Sir_Lancelot

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Having issues installing Ubuntu. Keep getting errors!

I have 2 live CDs of Ubuntu 7.04 and 6.06 LTS

6.06 gave me this error and wouldnt install no matter what I did

Uncompressing Linux... ok, booting the kernel.
[17179589.684000] .. MP-BIOS 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
[17179589.684000] kernal panic - no syncing : IO-APIC + timer doesn't work!
Boot with apc=debug and send a report then try booting with the 'nopic' option [17179589.684000]

7.04 got a tad farther it gave me however

[bunch of random numbers] something about an I/O Error something else

cant remember what it said and those errors filled up my screen and eventually the screen just went black and nothing happened for several minutes and It just stopped.

whats going on, Why cant I install Ubuntu. Why does it keep getting rejected on my brand new computer?

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specs:

Athlon 64 X2 2.6ghz
2gb DDR2 800 Ram
256mb Geforce 7600GT
320gb SATA 3.0gb/s 7200rpm
Lite On, SATA DVD Burner/CD Burner combo drive
 

Sir_Lancelot

TS Rookie
Please someone help me here. After all the trouble I went though getting Linux on this computer (just error after error until I reburned 7.04 live cd to a cd at 1x burn speed instead of max speed and it installed fine) It figures Id get a Problem when the OS is actually installed.... I swear If stuff like this keeps up Its gonna turn a Linux Newb into a linux hater, Its my first time using the OS and so far the Ubuntu Forums are proving to be slow and not giving me any fix suggestions.

I have a Lite On CD burner/DVD burner Combo Drive, (SATA)

Now once in linux I tried to back up some media files and stuff from a Burnt CD well I inserted the CD and nothing happened, so I manually searched for the CD Drive. Went to Places>Computer>CD-ROM1 Figured hey there it is, double clicked and got this.

Unable to mount the selected volume
mount: special device /dev/scd0 does not exist

Yea so basically the CD Drive does not exist to Linux.

Im stuck here, Im a newb to this OS and IM thinking "WTF How does it NOT recognize the existence of my CD Drive when crappy ol' windows xp (which Im keeping around for gaming) sees it just fine.

At the suggestions of friends and the one person on the Linux boards whos waaaaay slow responding and making me impatient I have collected the following data and of course due to impatience of problem resolution Im posting here too hoping ONE of the two forums Im visiting will get me a quick fix before the days out Cause Beyond this issue I LIKE ubuntu, I just will not KEEP Ubuntu on this system If I cant effin use my Combo Drive cause Why Should I keep an OS I cant use my hardware with?

Someone told me to do this... no work

mike@Azerial:~$ sudo mount /media/cdrom
Password:
mount: special device /dev/scd0 does not exist
mike@Azerial:~$

so heres my /etc/fstab file
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda2
UUID=df989f16-c74c-448e-9d0f-cdf591517c20 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda1
UUID=6CBC70FABC70BFDE /media/sda1 ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
# /dev/sda3
UUID=9fd52e66-4158-4f1e-abfb-01f96a74bcc5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

Someone on Ubuntu Forums then asked to show what I got when I typed lspci and lsmod into the command console heres what it showed back

mike@Azerial:~$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP65 Memory Controller (rev a3)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP65 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP65 SMBus (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP65 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP65 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP65 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP65 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP65 IDE (rev a1)
00:0a.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP65 SATA Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 045b (rev a1)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GT] (rev a1)

mike@Azerial:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 12680 1
rfcomm 40856 0
l2cap 25856 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 55908 4 rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev 10116 0
powernow_k8 16064 1
cpufreq_powersave 2688 0
cpufreq_conservative 8200 0
cpufreq_stats 7360 0
cpufreq_ondemand 9228 1
freq_table 5792 3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
cpufreq_userspace 5408 0
sony_acpi 6284 0
dev_acpi 12292 0
pcc_acpi 13184 0
tc1100_wmi 8068 0
button 8720 0
asus_acpi 17308 0
sbs 15652 0
battery 10756 0
dock 10268 0
backlight 7040 1 asus_acpi
container 5248 0
i2c_ec 6016 1 sbs
ac 6020 0
video 16388 0
ipv6 268960 10
nls_utf8 3072 1
ntfs 107764 1
lp 12452 0
fuse 46612 0
snd_usb_audio 79744 0
snd_usb_lib 17280 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hwdep 9988 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hda_intel 21912 1
snd_hda_codec 205056 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm_oss 44544 0
snd_mixer_oss 17408 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 79876 4 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_ oss
snd_seq_dummy 4740 0
snd_seq_oss 32896 0
snd_seq_midi 9600 0
snd_rawmidi 25472 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
af_packet 23816 2
snd_seq_midi_event 8448 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 52592 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
usbhid 26592 0
agpgart 35400 0
snd_timer 23684 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 9100 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
hid 27392 1 usbhid
i2c_core 22656 1 i2c_ec
pcspkr 4224 0
gspca 607824 0
k8temp 6656 0
videodev 28160 1 gspca
v4l2_common 25216 1 videodev
v4l1_compat 15236 1 videodev
parport_pc 36388 1
shpchp 34324 0
pci_hotplug 32576 1 shpchp
snd 54020 14 snd_usb_audio,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_code c,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,sn d_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8672 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10888 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
parport 36936 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
tsdev 8768 0
evdev 11008 4
ext3 133128 1
jbd 59816 1 ext3
mbcache 9604 1 ext3
sg 36252 0
sd_mod 23428 4
amd74xx 15260 0 [permanent]
generic 5124 0 [permanent]
ata_generic 9092 0
ahci 22020 0
r8169 32392 0
floppy 59524 0
sata_nv 20868 3
libata 125720 3 ata_generic,ahci,sata_nv
scsi_mod 142348 3 sg,sd_mod,libata
ehci_hcd 34188 0
ohci_hcd 22532 0
usbcore 134280 7 snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,usbhid,gspca,ehci_hcd,oh ci_hcd
thermal 14856 0
processor 31048 2 powernow_k8,thermal
fan 5636 0
fbcon 42656 0
tileblit 3584 1 fbcon
font 9216 1 fbcon
bitblit 6912 1 fbcon
softcursor 3200 1 bitblit
vesafb 9220 0
capability 5896 0
commoncap 8192 1 capability


All that stuff is like trying to read japanese to me, I have no clue what ANY of it means. Maybe someone here could make use of what troubleshooting data they asked me to collect on linux boards and tell me how to fix it before I get annoyed with this and remove linux from this machine over this.
 

kitty500cat

TS Evangelist
Please try the follwing command and post the outpout:

sudo mount /dev/hdc

If that doesn't mount the drive, try this:

sudo mount /media/cdrom

Please post the output of the command(s).

Regards :)
 

ilovetacos

TS Rookie
I can never get Ubuntu to load either :(

One time I think it worked but it had been streaming stuff like [17179654.492000] (or similar to it) up the screen for 4 hours before I unplugged it. The only reason I think it worked was because it didn't say error...
 

Sir_Lancelot

TS Rookie
ilovetacos said:
I can never get Ubuntu to load either :(

One time I think it worked but it had been streaming stuff like [17179654.492000] (or similar to it) up the screen for 4 hours before I unplugged it. The only reason I think it worked was because it didn't say error...
Well My issue isnt that, Ubuntu works FINE for me, I just cant use my CD/DVD drive at all, and its the ONLY removable media drive I have on this computer!

kitty500cat said:
Please try the follwing command and post the outpout:

sudo mount /dev/hdc

If that doesn't mount the drive, try this:

sudo mount /media/cdrom

Please post the output of the command(s).

Regards :)
I tried that and heres what I got

mike@Azerial:~$ sudo mount /dev/hdc
Password:
mount: can't find /dev/hdc in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
mike@Azerial:~$ sudo mount /media/cdrom
mount: special device /dev/scd0 does not exist
mike@Azerial:~$
 

kitty500cat

TS Evangelist
About the only problems I've had with Ubuntu were with wireless networking, and some of that was because I had accidentally disabled the network card.

It does sound as if your drive is, for some reason, not supported. Perhaps you'll have to wait until some of TechSpot's Linux gurus come around.

Regards :)
 

Sir_Lancelot

TS Rookie
kitty500cat said:
About the only problems I've had with Ubuntu were with wireless networking, and some of that was because I had accidentally disabled the network card.

It does sound as if your drive is, for some reason, not supported. Perhaps you'll have to wait until some of TechSpot's Linux gurus come around.

Regards :)
Or wait for v.7.10 to be released later this year in october

Until then I need this problem fixed ASAP or I need to get another Distro of Linux to use until 7.10 is avalable
 

spiderwayne

TS Rookie
VMWare Player and Ubuntu missing CD ROM

I had installed Ubuntu as my primary operating system and my CD ROM worked fine as it did when I had XP as my previous OS.

Now I have XP as the primary OS again and I have VMWare Player installed with Ubuntu. Windows still see my CD Rom but Ubuntu does not. When I try to read from it I get the following message: Drive "cdrom0" is not a CD-ROM device. Please correct your configutation. Failed to connect virtual device ide1:0.

My ftab has the following:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=f8c4e8ae-b3a0-43bc-9533-ed631e143db5 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=21759d71-0c9f-49e7-93ff-830e236f2c44 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
# Beginning of the block added by the VMware software
.host:/ /mnt/hgfs vmhgfs defaults,ttl=5 0 0
# End of the block added by the VMware software


I also tried the commads earlier in the post and got the following:
user@ubuntu704desktop:~$ sudo mount /dev/hdc
mount: No medium found
user@ubuntu704desktop:~$ sudo mount /media/cdrom
mount: No medium found
user@ubuntu704desktop:~$


Any idea how to get it to work?
 

Rick

TS Evangelist
Sir_Lancelot:
When you used lsmod, it displays loaded modules. I did NOT see the cdrom module loaded. This is probably the reason your CDROM does not work. I'm not exactly sure what the solution would be though.

spiderwayne:
mount: No medium found
This might sound silly, but this message means that your CDROM seems to be working, but there is not a CD in the drive.
 
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