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Re: cdrom - driver not present

On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 02:14:15PM -0600, Linux wrote:
> Greetings.  I have a new install of Debian.  I was going to add more
> packages and turns out my cd drive does not seem to be readable.  The
> drive does work, as I installed Debian from it.  Also it works fine in
> Mandrake (I have multiple OSs on this box).  When I first installed
> Debian it worked fine as I used dselect to install additional packages
> after the initial reboot of the computer.  I have tried different CDs,
> so it doesn't appear to be media related.
> When I try to mount or access the cd drive I get the message:
> 	ide-floppy driver 0.97.sv
> 	hdd: driver not present
> 	mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device
> The line for the cd drive in /etc/fstab is:
> 	/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
> Can anybody clue me in on this one?

What kernel are you using?
What is /dev/cdrom linked to?
What does /var/log/dmesg say about your cdrom and hdd?
What does "/sbin/lsmod | grep cd" and "/sbin/lsmod | grep ide"?


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