[Novalug] lost optical drive -- SOLVED -- AARGH!!
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Sun Apr 5 15:04:03 EDT 2009
On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 01:00:43AM -0400, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> I'm using a Dell Vostro 1500 (same as Inspirion 1520).
> Recently I reinstalled the OS and as I'm not happy with the
> new install I want to redo it. But my builtin optical drive,
> a dvd rw, has disappeared.
> When I boot into the newly installed 64-bit Ubuntu 8.10,
> no device (/dev/scd0) is created.
> But the problem seems to be at a lower level. Even the
> bios doesn't appear to see the optical drive. I can hear
> brief activity from the drive on power up, but it will not
> boot from the drive. Even if the bios setting lists only
> the cd/dvd drive as the single bootable device.
> What might make a drive be there one day (I just installed
> the OS a week ago) and not be visible the next?
What makes if visible and invisible is a simple BIOS setting.
"Module Bay - enabled/disabled"
DUH! So that's what the module bay is huh?
Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
12027 Creekbend Drive (703) 787-0884
Reston, VA 20194 (703) 787-0922 (fax)
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