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Just wondering if anyone with ubuntu has any of these drives and can tell me how they are. Or if anyone can tell me if I can just plug these dvd drives in and ubuntu will recongize them automatically?

Asus DRW-2014L1

Pioneer DVR-115DBK

Samsung SH-S203B

Lite-On LH-20A1L-05
post #2 of 6
Drives should be automatically recognized by any OS anyway.

I've never heard of an OS not recognizing an optical drive, since they are used to load the OS's installer before the OS is ever installed in the first place.
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you shouldn't have any problems, granted you are using one of the newer releases of Ubuntu.
    
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i'm using a samsung sh-something.

i'm also using 8.04beta, and it's fine. also used it with 6.04, 6.10, 7.04 and 7.10. as well as various versions of mint, slackware and more.
 
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I was never able to run Ubuntu, and apparently it was because of my DVD Drive. Ubuntu didn't seem to like it. Even after a couple releases, it still didn't work. I don't remember for sure, but i think one of the newer releases worked on it though. So yea, you should be fine if you use a latest release. If for some reason you have any issues, just use Fedora. I tried Ubuntu first, didn't work so i installed Fedora and it installed and ran flawlessly.
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I was never able to run Ubuntu, and apparently it was because of my DVD Drive. Ubuntu didn't seem to like it. Even after a couple releases, it still didn't work. I don't remember for sure, but i think one of the newer releases worked on it though. So yea, you should be fine if you use a latest release. If for some reason you have any issues, just use Fedora. I tried Ubuntu first, didn't work so i installed Fedora and it installed and ran flawlessly.
Wow! I had the exact opposite experience!
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