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Hi. I am new to Linux. I tried to install Linux from a CD or DVD, but everytime the installation could not seem to find the media. I have tried ...
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    [Solved] CD-ROM drive not detected


    Hi. I am new to Linux.

    I tried to install Linux from a CD or DVD, but everytime the installation could not seem to find the media. I have tried Fedora, Ubuntu, Slax, and Knoppix.

    I finally got Fedora core 5 to install by using the FTP option to get it from the internet, and it installed fine. Now I want to get the optical drives to work.

    I have a Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 motherboard with 2 optical drives, both IDE. One is a Gigabyte Combo drive and the other is a Samsung DVD Burner. Northbridge: Intel P965 Express Chipset; SouthBridge ICH8R Chipset.

    I am guessing that because many distros did not install, the problem has something to do with the motherboard itself. I do not know if I have a setting incorrect in the bios or what. I noticed, though, that after I bought the motherboard, on the gigabyte site it said that there are chipset drivers to download for the different linux distros. If this is all I need, could I please have the links on where to download and how to install them?

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    Does the disk even boot? Have you run any other OSes, and do they recognise the drive?

    Do you see any activity in the drive at all?

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    Yes, Windows does install, works with this motherboard, and recognizes both drives. The motherboad came with the chipset drivers for Windows.

    EDIT: I have a question that may have to do with this. Does linux have a limit to how many IDE Channels it can sense? Because the CD drive is on channel 4.

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    Hello,
    I've got the same pb, I can't install any version of linux with the MOBO GA-965P-DQ6 : cdrom device not found.....

    I tried Suse, Mandrake... and always the same pb...So please help us to found a solution

    Many thanks in advance

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    I found a solution. At the grub boot line, at the end, put in all-generic-ide. Both of my drives appeared after I did this.

    I got this information from this thread:

    http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...d.php?p=602888

    It seems that it is the P965/ICH8 chipsets that have this problem.

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