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

Sun Apr 27 13:41:25 UTC 2008
D Steward <dsteward at internode.on.net>

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.