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DVD stops mounting after a while since Hardy Upgrade

Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:12 pm


I upgraded to Hardy last weekend and ever since, my DVD drive refuses to mount properly. It'll load at boot, but after a while will stop being noticed by the system. I just rebooted to gain access to my drive, an icon popped on my desktop at startup showing my blank CD, I searched the net for something for a few minutes, then when I went back to burn PC-BSD, its now gone. It has been doing this regularly since last weekend. I'll have it mounted at boot, then after some unknown stretch of time, it'll just cease to mount. It won't mount DVDs or CDs or data discs, nothing. The drive works fine in XP (dual boot).

Here is my fstab:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=db4a997f-0e0e-453b-adff-6517e30ea5c7 / ext3 defaults,erro$
# /dev/sda5
UUID=bb1f9ae6-a236-4906-a25f-04cc96f2fdd0 none swap sw $
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

And here is the response when I try to mount in the terminal: # mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist

Please, this is driving me batty.
Windows 7
AMD X2 4200
Biostar K8M800 MOBO
2.0 GB DDR2
GeForce 7600GS AGP
120 GB HD - Windows XP
300 GB SATA - Linux Mint 9
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Re: DVD stops mounting after a while since Hardy Upgrade

Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:46 am

Does anything show in the output of "dmesg" between when it works and when it stops working?

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