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    CD Drives Gone


    I want to do a fresh install of Ubuntu, but the cd drives seem to have disappeared! I can't even boot from the bootable Ubuntu install CD I used to build the machine in the first place.

    Is this a Linux problem, or a hardware issue? If Linux, where do I start to fix?

    TIA

    Gary

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    OK, that's lacking some important details, like what you mean by the CD drives disappearing. I'm guessing you don't mean the drive vaporized, leaving a hole in your case where the drive used to be. So is it not showing up in the BIOS or what?
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    Are you making sure that the bio's is booting from CDRom.
    Did you burn it correctly? Did you check the md5checksum?

    Do you get errors.
    Please read the rules...

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    check

    Check your drives (the physical ones inside your case), not to sound like a newb but some times the simplest things can cause the biggest problems. also, as stated above, make sure that your boot order has CD set first.

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    CDs Gone!

    I am such an idiot! In fact, the CD was gone, broken, kaput, virtual puffs of smoke!

    So, new cd drive and everything works. Now if I can just get sound to work ... In and Out!

    Thanks for everyone's suggestions.

    Gary

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    Your welcome, and sound shouldnt be a problem. I had ubuntu installed and the sound was working fine right after installation. More details would prove more helpful (sound card manufacturer, model, etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvnored
    I am such an idiot! In fact, the CD was gone, broken, kaput, virtual puffs of smoke!
    How the hell did that happen

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    don't be so mean on the guy, he's new, (like me) and hey we all are newbs at one point. Anyway, when you get on ubuntu there is a configuration tool to help you set up your peripherials. I dont remember where it is exactly, (sorry) but I do know its called 'Ubuntu Device Manager' or something of that sort. (sorry again, on a windows machine). Just do a search for that, and run it.

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    I was not being mean, I litrally ment how did that happen...It kinda well..crazy

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    ohh...sorry, misunderstanding on my part

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