I installed Arch today on a machine with Windows XP. I was previously dual booting with Mint Linux. The dvd drive works with XP and previously with Mint, but I cannot seem to get Arch to recognize it. After lots of google searches it seems I should have a /dev/sr0 entry, but one does not exist. The output of:
$ dmesg | grep sr $
is nothing. The output of:
$ ls /dev/sr* ls: cannot access /dev/sr*: No such file or directory
also results in nothing. Trying to mount the drive, results in this:
$ sudo mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom mount: special device /dev/sr0 does not exist
Using wodim also results in nothing:
$ wodim -checkdrive Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive... wodim: No such file or directory. Cannot open SCSI driver! For possible targets try 'wodim --devices' or 'wodim -scanbus'. For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'. For IDE/ATAPI devices configuration, see the file README.ATAPI.setup from the wodim documentation.
. Any suggestions?
Last edited by crazysubguy (2012-10-24 18:13:06)
Hi, and welcome to the forum. Are you in the "optical" group?
Last edited by DSpider (2012-10-20 11:53:49)
I have made a personal commitment not to reply in topics that start with a lowercase letter. Proper grammar and punctuation is a sign of respect, and if you do not show any, you will NOT receive any help (at least not from me).
Seems like this might be related https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=151016
DSpider - yes, I am in the optical group.
$ groups sys adm disk lp wheel uucp locate games network video audio optical floppy storage scanner power users sudo camera networkmanager
WonderWoofy - it does look similar. Thanks. I will be following that thread as well.
The troubleshooting on that thread seemed to be heading towards a kernel issue, but the kernel hadrons123 installed that fixed the issue for him (3.6.2-1) is the one already installed on mine.
The other difference is that agkbill's DVD drive has been working and recently stopped, whereas mine has not successfully started working under Arch yet.
I noticed that there were several items that have changed in the install guide since the last time I installed Arch. To name a few:
systemd is new,
rc.conf, rc.local are gone,
grub uses grub.cfg now instead of menu.lst (took awhile to figure out what I needed in there, but I was able to get grub working after a few false starts)
logs seem to be under journalctl (I have no syslog or boot log that I can find),
the guide no longer has me create symlinks for the optical drive
I installed udisks2 and udevil in my attempts to autoconfigure the DVD drive, but that is not working as I expected it to.
I finally figured out what was going on. Bad motherboard. The non-working DVD drive was the first indication.
Yesterday the computer died and after swapping out components with a working computer, the only thing not working was the motherboard. I swapped out the motherboard and the DVD drive works fine with Arch.