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

Tue Apr 29 13:58:17 UTC 2008
Lanny Marcus <lannyma at gmail.com>

On 28 April 2008, Mike Peterson wrote:

> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 17:27:44 -0500
 >From: "Mike Peterson" <mpeterson at mail.charlesfurniture.com>
> Subject: RE: [CentOS] DVD reader: Hardware problem or OS glitch?
> Message-ID: <00c901c8a97f$144a1800$de00000a at ITAW>

 >I have yet to get a DVD to read in CentOS 5.
 >I can install from DVD and then reboot and then the DVD drive is no longer
 >It works with several live CD and DVD images with no problems however.
 >This is on an HP system.
 >I think it is an OS problem.

I also suspect it is an OS problem, but, it seems to be very HW
dependent. After I read your post, I got the FC6 Install DVD and put
it into the DVD reader in my box. Zero problems. The same in my wife's
box. But, in my daughter's box, I have the same situation that you
described above. I suspect it is something about the DVD reader in
that box. However, when it was my box (and newer), it worked OK and I
believe it had CentOS 5 on it, before I let my daughter have it.

> I will test in some other systems and let you know my results.

Thank you! Very glad to know that I am not the only person with this
problem! Lanny