On Sat, 2008-04-26 at 16:57 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote: > ... 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. It will depend upon the DVD drive and the type of DVD. Many DVD-Rom drives of that vintage were not able to read DVD-RW discs, nor discs of type DVD+R etc. But this is not the OP's problem, since he said a Windows installation on that same computer could read the DVD fine.