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  1. #1

    Two ASUS DVD Drives, One cant be seen !

    Hi There

    I am running Mandriva 2007 powerpack and I have the following drives on my machine

    1. ASUS CD/DVD Rom model is E616A3T (SATA)
    2. ASUS DVDRW model number is DRW-1608P (IDE)

    It is possible to boot from both drives but programs such as K3B cannot see the ASUS DVDRW. If I put a DVD or CD into drive nothing happens.

    I'm a little confused by how I'm even supposed to read a data CD. When I put a data CD into the ASUS CD/DVD I get a message dialog asking what should be done but nothing like this happens when I do the same with the ASUS DVDRW.

    If I go into Configure my computer -> hardware - only the ASUS CD/DVD is listed

    Can someone help me ? Where should I be looking now ?


  2. #2
    Linux Newbie danvds3's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    hmm... Have you tried adding a new DVD drive or mounting the drive? I doubt there's a loose connection, as you said it booted up with both drives OK.

    The other problem could be that one of your drives is IDE. now I don't think this is the problem, but perhaps you should do a bit of research on the net.
    Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
    George S. Patton

  3. #3
    Hey there

    Thanks for your reply

    I'm not sure how I'm supposed to mount a drive. I'm fairly new at this side of things. Can you tell me how to do this ?


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