I am unable to use my Samsung DVD-ROM (SD-616Q) under FC3. Although I can boot from the FC3 CD1 and the Rescue CD, I cannot install from the CD. I get a error message sayiing 'No FC3 CD was found!'. I can install properly from my Samsung CD-Writer. Anyways I installed FC3 from the ISOs on my HDD. but even after that, I can't use my DVD-ROM under FC3.
Here is what happens. I put in a CD and give the command
mount /dev/hdc /media/cdrom
and thats it, it gets stuck there, although the system doesn't hang.
The line corresponding to my DVD-ROM drive in /etc/fstab is
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom auto pamconsole,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
' detects the drive correctly. The firmware is the latest one from Samsung.
1,0,0 100) 'SAMSUNG ' 'DVD-ROM SD-616Q ' 'F404' Removable CD-ROM
I am using the latest kernel (188.8.131.52) . It detects the DVD-ROM drive correctly while booting up, displaying the buffer size as 512KB. That is correct.
I also tried checking if DMA was enabled
[root@mndar ~]# hdparm -d /dev/hdc
using_dma = 1 (on)
I can use the DVD-ROM very well under Windows XP. So, I guess there is nothing wrong with the drive.
I can use my Samsung CD-Writer (SW-252B) very well under FC3. Even cd recording goes well. So I am assuming there is nothing wrong with the system either.
Are there any settings I need to make. Some changes in the /etc/fstab file or something ??