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Hey guys I'm running ubuntu and it wont read my cd's or dvd's, when I set startup priority it wont even start from disc when I try to reformat.
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Are you trying to boot from a disk? Or are you trying to just read CD's and DVD's while Ubuntu is running?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cogsworth;11764961 
Are you trying to boot from a disk? Or are you trying to just read CD's and DVD's while Ubuntu is running?

Both.
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Does the BIOS recognize the drive? It could be your drive is dead or the motor has crapped out. In most cases, if the drive is there and mostly functioning, it thinks its working, but it can't read anything if the disk doesn't spin! Do you have another drive to check?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cogsworth;11764996 
Does the BIOS recognize the drive? It could be your drive is dead or the motor has crapped out. In most cases, if the drive is there and mostly functioning, it thinks its working, but it can't read anything if the disk doesn't spin! Do you have another drive to check?

Yeah its recognized in the BIOS. I tried two different drives. The disc is spinning as well. It just wont read it.
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Hmmm... Thats odd. I'd check the Ubuntu forums for problems, could be Ubuntu. I haven't liked Ubuntu 10.10 very much, still using Jaunty.
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post #8 of 12
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Thanks man Ill try that.
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post #9 of 12
If you can't "BOOT" from the disk then I don't see how Ubuntu is the problem here..

Check for clicking noises or noises of the disk spinning shortly and stopping, ect.
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Have you tried mounting the drive?

useful link; http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6617_102-284097.html

another useful link; https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount
    
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