08-22-2008 01:49 PM
Recently, I partitioned my Hard Drive to install Fedora 9 on my notebook. Now, my CD/DVD drive is missing in both the Windows and Fedora partition. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to here them.
Thanks In Advance
08-22-2008 11:47 PM
08-23-2008 02:58 PM - edited 08-23-2008 03:00 PM
I am having a similar problem with my Y710 after installing Ubuntu 8.04. I have a Vista partition and an XP partition, and the optical drive is still recognized there though...
I haven't found a solution yet, but we have been attempting a few things here in this Ubuntu Forum. We're not finished troubleshooting yet, so we have nothing definitive.
I have contacted a few Lenovo employees through this forum who said they would be happy to help, but after describing the problem, they appear to be ignoring me now. It's been 10 days since i heard from either one of them.
Just thought i'd let you know you're not alone. This is a very frustrating issue.
08-24-2008 12:47 PM
When I called Lenovo Support they said they didn't do Linux support.
But its Good To know that it's not just me.
08-24-2008 12:50 PM
08-24-2008 01:52 PM
well, reading the documentation on the lenovo site under the drivers section, there were some CD/DVD drives that needed a hotfix (for vista) because the driver would keep uninstalling itself, i feel like the same thing might be going on in XP but usually people write open source drivers for linux so i doubt that's the case with fedora.
but if i was you, i'd look into the hotfix to see if that will do anything for you.
09-09-2008 06:49 PM
I have the very same problem. Vista seemingly "lost" my DVDROM after a repartition and install of Fedora 9. DVDROM does not show up in Vista or Fedora, can boot off of it to load Vista, Fedora or Ubuntu. Very annoying.
Pentium Dual Core
09-11-2008 07:17 PM
If you pass the kernel parameter acpi=off then you'll be able to access your DVDROM in Linux. Doesn't really explain why it doesn't work in Vista. Incidently my DVDROM is a GSA-T20N made by I believe LG. There are reports of similar issues with Mat**bleep**a drives as well. This doesn't seem to be a Lenovo only problem and may be related to the Intel chipset.