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hai. i have some problem related to optical drive.my sytem configuration is mother board DG965RY ,core 2 duo 2.2, memory 1 gb,sata hdd 160gb and ide dvdwriter.os is redhat 5 ...
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    hai.

    i have some problem related to optical drive.my sytem configuration is mother board DG965RY ,core 2 duo 2.2, memory 1 gb,sata hdd 160gb and ide dvdwriter.os is redhat 5 el .

    when i tried to install redhat linux there is an error seen that no hard disk detecting but when i tried by using linux all-generic-ide that problem is solved but the new problem is that i cant mount cd rom .in media there is no cd rom to mount so please help me to shortout this problem

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Execute this in Terminal/Konsole :
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    su -
    hdparm -I /dev/cdrom
    Does it display correct info of CD Drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sumeshkm View Post
    hai.

    i have some problem related to optical drive.my sytem configuration is mother board DG965RY ,core 2 duo 2.2, memory 1 gb,sata hdd 160gb and ide dvdwriter.os is redhat 5 el .

    when i tried to install redhat linux there is an error seen that no hard disk detecting but when i tried by using linux all-generic-ide that problem is solved but the new problem is that i cant mount cd rom .in media there is no cd rom to mount so please help me to shortout this problem



    hi

    when i tried as per your instruction that time it will see like

    [root@localhost ~]# hdparm -I /dev/cdrom
    /dev/cdrom: No such file or directory

    so what i want ot do sir

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    Open /boot/grub/grub.conf file and add all-generic-ide at the end of kernel line. Save file and reboot machine.
    Check if Linux detects CD Driver on reboot. Execute hdparm command again.
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    optical drive problem

    hi sir

    i edit grub.cong
    default=1
    timeout=10
    splashimage=(hd0,3)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-8.el5)
    root (hd0,3)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-8.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ all-generic-ide rhgb quiet
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-8.el5.img
    title windows xp
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1


    rebooted and type the command

    hdparm -i /dev/cdrom
    /dev/cdrom : no such file or directory found

    in fstab


    LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
    LABEL=SWAP-hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0



    so please give solution

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    Did you add all-generic-ide at the end of kernel line?
    Code:
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-8.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ pci=nommconf rhgb quiet all-generic-ide
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    hi sir ,

    thank you very much for the solution.yes its working now

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    Glad to help you !
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