Unrecognized DVD-RW / DVD-ROM
Hello. First off I'd like to thank everyone for participating in this forum. Its been a great source of information and has served as an invaluable reference in helping solve some of the more intricate problems I've encountered with my first expedition into the linux world.
I am using Slackware 12.2 on a Toshiba A215-S7427. I preformed a full install from the Slack 12.2 DVD. After spending several days of unsuccessfully configuring ndis wrapper for the RTL8187B chipset, I decided to ditch the 2.6.27 stock kernel for the 2.6.29 (first time for everything right?). Worked like a charm and this beast has never been sexier (excluding the ati drivers not compiling correctly but thats a different story for different day).
My problem is I can't seem to determine where my DVD drive is. Bios recognizes it as a Matshita DVD-RAM VJ-85D5. After looking around some of the other related posts, I'd thought I'd give a poke around dmesg, though I was w/o any luck in grep'ing dvd, cdrom, or related terms When I preform cdrecord -scanbus, or lsscsi for example, I only see my internal hard drive. My /etc/fstab seems to not have any related entry for my dvd drive either (quite odd).
I spent the last 8 or so hours trying to come to a solution w/o success. Hopefully a fellow slacker here may be able to point me in the right direction. I recently downloaded the fedora 11 dvd iso and was hoping to create a dvd and test drive it out.. alas I have a windows box still and will have to use that in the meantime.
Note, I had fedora 10 on this machine and was able to create disks just fine! Slackwares much faster though and I want to keep it!
Note2: dmesg mentions something about a "sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0" tho methinks this refers to my card reader..