This is a problem I have been having on numerous occasions over the years and I still dont really know the answer to it, and I just wondered if anybody on this forum can answer it.
Take for example my new setup a asus p5q motherboard and a ide DVD drive.
Try to install lenny - had to use ide-generic-all parameter to get it to load but then the dvd wouldnt mount. Solution new sata DVD everything worked.
Try to install ubuntu - new sata dvd -no install
old ide DVD - no install
What is the problem with cd/DVD drives with linux. Is it a hardware problem is it a kernel problem or am i just pretty rubbish at picking cd/DVD drives