[mythtv-users] no DVD drive found?

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Tue Nov 17 03:11:21 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 6:52 PM, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
> This turns out not to really be a Myth issue, but it is happening on my
> master backend and causing me problems in Myth, so I thought I'd ask
> here. I could not get MythDVD to work at all. Basically, the system is
> not finding my DVD drive. It shows up fine in the BIOS, but not in
> Linux. I don't see any messages about it at all in dmesg, it's like it's
> just not there. There are no /dev/dvd or /dev/sr0 devices like there are
> on my desktop which has a similar unit. My system hard drive is on the
> same IDE controller and it is working fine.

This is an older style IDE (not SATA) system for both the hard drive
and DVD drive?  What type of controller is it?  Are the hard drive and
optical drive on the same or separate IDE buses?


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