Linux Newb - CDRW/DVDRW isn't recognized - Please help
I'm a total newb to Gentoo, my ex put it on my laptop, but now that we're not together anymore I want to install Win XP back onto my laptop with the recovery disc so I can work my OS. I know some basic commands and how to get into root prompt.
Problem: my laptop is pretty new and I was told Gentoo might have compatibility glitches (I have an HP dv5 core 2 duo bought about 6 mo ago). When I try to install the Win XP disc, Gentoo does not recognize that my CDRW/DVDRW drive even exists right now.
All I need is to figure out how to get Gentoo to recognize my CD/DVD drive exists or find some way to boot the recovery disc from bios so I can get Win XP back on the system.
I know it is Gentoo because my CD/DVD driver worked fine before Gentoo was installed.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.