I have an LG multiburner, designed to play and burn CDs and DVDs. This question is a revisit of a much earlier attempt to get this drive working. In order to resolve hardware recognition errors, I disconnected the older plain CD reader/burner and replaced it with this new LG CD/DVD burner reader. This did not fix things: with both drives connected, PCLinuxOS recognizes only the old CD drive; with that old drive removed, PCLinuxOS does not recognize the remaining DVD multi-drive.
I am trying to burn a CD using this drive, but K3B does not give me the start button and says I have no blank CD media in the drive. I tried another program, Grafburn, and it says : No disk/wrong disk. I also tried a program called Simple Burn, and it says the media is not blank. I know that I have used these blank CDs in another drive, a plain CD reader/burner. Just for fun, I replaced the blank CD with a blank DVD and called for a DVD iso burn in K3B, and K3B recognized the blank DVD media.
When I use PCC, there is no mention of this drive in the hardware section.
If I try to read from the drive, simply putting a DVD in it brings up the usual menu, after a very, very long delay, but it does not work. However, if I use VLC to seek out the drive and play, it plays a DVD successfully. If I put in a CD, it also blinks for a very long time and nothing happens. Amarok does nothing if I say to play a CD, and it does not show the player in the Play Media dialog. K3B labels this drive: HL-DT-SD DVD-RAM GH22NP20. The spec sheet at Newegg says that this drive reads and writes both CDs and DVDs; it specifically mentions CD-R disks, which is what I am using.
The reasons that I am revisiting this question are: (1) this time I only have the single drive connected; (2) the drive does play a DVD, and appears to be ready to record a DVD.
What remains are: (1) how to burn a CD; (2) how play a CD.
I wonder if the fact that the drive does not appear in the hardware list is a problem, and whether it has to be mounted in some specific way. Here is the result of my A first naive attempt to mount the drive:
[jan@jan_ditzian ~]$ mount /dev/cdrom
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified
A second naive attempt:
[root@jan_ditzian jan]# mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /media/cdrom/
mount: no medium found on /dev/hdc
it looks to me like most of the system does not recognize the drive, but some of it does, as long as a DVD is in the drive.