[mythtv-users] no DVD drive found?

Greg Woods greg at gregandeva.net
Tue Nov 17 05:21:03 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-16 at 22:11 -0500, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> 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? 

I have five hard drives. Four of them are SATA, one of them is on the
same IDE cable as the "missing" DVD drive. That one is the system/OS
drive and is working.

>  What type of controller is it? 

This is from "lspci":

00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2) (prog-if 8a
[Master SecP PriP])

>  Are the hard drive and
> optical drive on the same or separate IDE buses?



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