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I have a HP CD-writer. I cant get it to work, It has power to it. Whenever I place a CD in it I just hear it spinning and nothing ...
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    CD writer not working


    I have a HP CD-writer. I cant get it to work, It has power to it. Whenever I place a CD in it I just hear it spinning and nothing happens. As a matter of fact I dont even know the address of the CD writer[u know like /dev/*] to check if its reading it. Plz help me to get it up and running.

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    you mite have to mount the drive if it isnt automaticly doing it the dev addy is /dev/cdrom i believe. so to mount it the best way is

    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

    most distros create a directory in the /mnt directory for your cdrom and floppy so it should already be there. give it a try and see what happens
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