I have two drives, a newer LG slaved on the 1st IDE and an older
Smart-and-friendly: slaved on the 2nd IDE. Both have worked fine in the past.
Now: Both will play music fine using Kscd (for analog mode) or xmms, etc.,
The LG will not "mount" data disks at all--LED never stops blinking. This may
not be a problem with linux at all--I have no idea why this as stopped
working. This is, of course, the newer and faster drive.
The S+F will not mount by "mount /dev/hdd" according to /etc/fstab. I can
successfully mount it by the full command "sudo mount -t
iso9660 /dev/hdd ....". Clicking the KDE desktop icon for the drive will not
mount it either.