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I have Debian etch 4.0r5 installed on a ibm thinkpad r50e and everthing was fine until today. I have only the default repositories enabled. machine: Intel Celeron M 1.4Ghz, 768Mb ...
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    [SOLVED] DVD rom now a CD rom ??


    I have Debian etch 4.0r5 installed on a ibm thinkpad r50e and everthing was fine until today.
    I have only the default repositories enabled.

    machine:
    Intel Celeron M 1.4Ghz,
    768Mb RAM, (with expansion)
    40Gb HDD,
    DVD-RW/CDRW,
    WIFI etc.

    I rebooted and now my dvd's dont read. The machine reports as being a cdrom not a dvdwriter in filemanager but, dmesg reports:
    Probing IDE interface ide1...
    hdc: , ATAPI cdrom or floppy?, assuming FLOPPY drive
    ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15

    Any ideas how to fix this?

    I am using Gnome 2.14.3 build on 15/2/07.

    I also don't want any re-install suggestions because i have too much data on the machine for that (i do backup - but getting everything how you like takes forever)

    I can follow most console suggestions

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    shortly after posting - i found a fix

    I installed libhd13 & hwinfo and rebooted, my drive is recognised again.

    thanks.

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