Are CD/DVD-roms known to be quirky?

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For years I avoided CDs, while I was waiting for the fad to pass.
Now my 3 PCs try to use an IDE CDrom and a usb-CD/DVD r/w,
which I can also unplug from its usb-interface to use as the
[original guts] IDE-device.

Often I need to re-try mounting before I succeed.
With 3 PCs and multiple versions of Linux and 2 CD-roms, moving
between PCs it's already confusing, without the apparent random
failure to mount.

Here's the latest trace:-
# mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom   ==
 mount: block device /dev/hdd is write-protected, mounting read-only
 mount: No medium found
A good readable CD was present.
This PC/CDrom combination  worked last week.
Now it 'retracts the tray' for: `mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom`,
which shows 'something'. But even for the previous CD which it was
reading last week, it won't mount.

And the other strange fact is that both:
    eject /mnt/cdrom
    eject /dev/hdd
work, so that somehow '/dev/hdd' IS associated with
'/mnt/cdrom' ?!?


Re: Are CD/DVD-roms known to be quirky? wrote:
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Since this question involves Linux, why wouldn't you post
the question in a Linux group ?

You can see here, that the thing that is quirky, is Linux.
Not the hardware. At least some people got relief, by
replacing their Ubuntu kernel with a Debian kernel. Which
means some changes Ubuntu made, made a difference.

Some debugging steps are mentioned in this FAQ article.


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