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Disk drive no longer works after Ubuntu install.


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#1 beachfeet

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 03:35 PM

Greetings,

I have a Lenovo 3000 G530, with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. This system, used to have Windows 7 Ultimate installed as the OS, and I immediately noticed that the disk drive no longer works, after the installation of Ubuntu. I do not have a dual boot setup, and the only hardware that I have replaced, was the installation of an SSD, in place of the HDD. The disk drive worked, when Windows was installed, and I have used the software and updates feature, to search for any additional drivers, but with no luck. Could someone please help me troubleshoot this issue? This is a X64 system, and I do not see any Linux software, for this model, on the Lenovo website. Any assistance, is much appreciated. Thank you, very much, for your time.



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Posted 20 April 2016 - 03:42 PM

I am assuming you are talking about the cd/dvd disk drive correct?

 

If so, if you pop in a dvd or cd and open the file browser you do not see any new devices pop up on the left hand side of the viewer? A lot of times you don't get an automatic pop up in Linux like you do in windows. So it might be there, just not showing you when you pop in a disk like you would except with Windows.


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 03:59 PM

I am assuming you are talking about the cd/dvd disk drive correct?

 

If so, if you pop in a dvd or cd and open the file browser you do not see any new devices pop up on the left hand side of the viewer? A lot of times you don't get an automatic pop up in Linux like you do in windows. So it might be there, just not showing you when you pop in a disk like you would except with Windows.

 

 

Indeed, Linux does not use CD/DVD drives like the way windows does.

Now if this is referring to another hard disk we could see where the issue may come from.

Also it is possible that the CD/DVD drive died, had that happen to me once or twice and thought at first it could have been linux but found it was on its way out anyhow


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:48 AM

Is the OP asking about a hard drive or some kind of DVD drive? If a DVD drive, are you familiar with the file structure used in Linux? If a hard drive you should be able to see it in the left hand pane.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 02:00 AM

Hello all,

I apologize for any confusion. I was asking about the CD/DVD drive. Since posting the original question, the drive refuses to even open on its own, and the LED indicator no longer lights up. I believe that this drive is now dead. I automatically jumped to the conclusion of Linux, having something to do with it, due to the recent install. I will have to order another drive, and see if that fixes the issue. Thank you, for all of the replies.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 05:32 AM

Obviously this is a hardware issue, but before replacing the drive I would try:

!) Disconnecting then reconnecting the cables going to the drive.
2) Replacing the cables.




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