internal DVD and external CD/DVD are not seeing the disk
The last few days have been frustrating. I went around in circle.
- SimplyMepis 6.5
- CentOS 4.4
- Mandriva 2006
[Mandriva 2007 and LinuxMint 2.2 had other problems.]
And I cannot view my stored DVD backup data via internal DVD or external CD/DVD
drives. These distros know that the devices are there (shows pictures
of CDs on the screen).
Something fishy going on since I used the internal DVD drive to install these
distros. I.e., the internal DVD drive reads the installation disks just fine,
but fails to read any of my backup data disk (I tried several; also I'm using
taiyo-yuden DVDs, 5 stars quality disc, so it is not the quality of the DVDs).
Do you people have any clue on what's happening? Did something get messed up
while trying new distros?
Thank in advance for any input.