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N 200 0687 cd drive problem

2008-11-08, 2:09 AM

Hi, have installed Win XP and Ubuntu 8.04 Linux, with Optical drive but drive no longer accessable

after install.  Will look at bootable CD's but nothing else, any ideas to get this working much appreciated. Have updated bios

Many thanks

Winton

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Re: N 200 0687 cd drive problem

2008-11-09, 0:47 AM

is it not accessible through XP or Ubuntu? or both? if it's Ubuntu only, check ubuntuforums.org

 

Dh.

3000 N100-0768DKU
XP Home 5.01.2600 SP2
Ubuntu 8.04(hardy)
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Re: N 200 0687 cd drive problem

2008-11-09, 2:07 AM

Hi Dh,

drive not showing in either system, am presently discussing problem on Ubuntu mailing list.

According to Lenovo techs (phoned them 3 times up to now) here, the machine needs the image

it had on it (Vista) when I purchased it.  Not wanting to use Windows Vista I formatted and installed Ubuntu 8.04. without ever booting Vista. Everything works fine except optical drive. Have a legal copy of XP I installed to see if problem was Ubuntu related, same result, no CD/DVD drive after install. It will look at bootable CD's e.g. gpartedlive, but nothing else.

Works fine to install both systems, then disappears.

Thanks 

Take Care

Winton

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