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Re: DVD Problem?



On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 19:07 -0600, John Pierce wrote:
> I appreciate all who replied, I have come to the conclusion that the
> dvd/cdrw drive is defective.  I reinstalled fedora and made it dual
> boot with windows98se.  I have installed every piece of software that
> ibm has on the support page and when I try to burn a cd it tells me
> that the drive does not have write capabilities.
> 
> Jeff, the software that you mentioned is completely installed on my
> linux system and still no dvd, I can mount a cd of any kind, but when
> I insert any dvd the drive light just flashes indefinitly and if I
> type mount /media/cdrom the following errors appear in the tail of
> dmesg:
> 
> hdc: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> hdc: packet command error: error=0x54
> ide: failed opcode was 100
> cdrom: open failed.
> 
> I am going to contact the seller and get a replacement dvd/cdrw drive.
>  I mean if I insert a bootable fedora 4 dvd (one I know is good, I
> have installed about 30 systems from it) the drive light just flashes
> and if I choose it through F12 boot menu the system will just default
> to the harddrive.
> 
I had hoped my suggestion was the quick fix.  
I occasionally see similar errors to yours above, but that often occurs
when there is no disk in the drive and I try to access it.

Guess It was not the fix, and good luck with getting the drive
replacement.

Jeff


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