[CentOS] DVD reader: Hardware problem or OS glitch?

Sun Apr 27 12:38:50 UTC 2008
Lanny Marcus <lannyma at gmail.com>

On 26 April 2008, Anne Wilson wrote:
> Message: 11
> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 16:57:25 +0100
> From: Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] DVD reader: Hardware problem or OS glitch?
> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> Message-ID: <200804261657.25885.cannewilson at googlemail.com>
> <snip>
> The support page for the Dell Dimension 4300 is dated 2001.  If that's
> the approximate age, it's quite possible that it doesn't read DVDs.
> My Packard Bell of similar age sometimes can read one, sometimes
> can't, but it's not really supposed to, I think.

Anne: This is something that worked fine, for several years. It was my
box, before my daughter got it, and I used the DVD drive, without
problems. That it works OK in MS Windows XP and that I can boot the box
from the same DVD, without problems, has me leaning more toward a
problem with CentOS 5 Mounting the DVD, in that box. If it is a HW
problem, I would think the problem would also appear in Windows and when
I boot from that DVD. However, that it works OK, in 2 other Desktops,
would possibly indicate a HW problem in that box. TIA, Lanny