Dell Latitude C-610 has a DVD-ROM taen out of a C-640 and put into the C-610.
I had Ubuntu 9.10 on it and everything works just fine.
I reformatted, installed Ubuntu 10.04, everything works just fine.
I updated from 10.04 to the latest kernel and other updates, rebooted, now the icon shows as floppy0 and it won't read CDs or DVDs because it thinks it's a floppy drive, not a DVD-CD ROM drive.
I rebooted the system with a Live CD of 9.04 and it sees it as a DVD-CD ROM. I rebooted the system with a Live CD of 10.04LTS and it sees it as a DVD-CD ROM.
I have verified that:
1) The drive physicall works. 2) It's not the BIOS or anything to do with that. 3) It worked with Ubuntu 9.04 and 10.04LTS, but not after the updates for 10.04LTS
Therefore based upon the above information, I have determined that the most likely cause is an update to Ubuntu 10.04LTS.
Has anyone else experienced this issue? How may I fix it?
answered 12 May '10, 09:19
I'll submit a bug report to the developers via Launchpad as I believe this to be a flaw in one of the post-install Ubuntu 10.04LTS updates.
UPDATE - 06/03/10 - I just reformatted the laptop's hard drive > put on Ubuntu 10.04LTS (32-bit) Desktop Edition > did NOT download any updates > all is fine.
Issue resolved (for me at least).
Maybe I'll update when the first or second point release comes out.
Why do the Ubuntu people always screw up the floppy drive, it worked fine in 9.04 did not work in 9.10 ever and it did work in 10.04 but now it does not work. There must be someone with a net book on the development team that seems to leave floppy out. So again we have to take computers back to an older version and start looking for other LINUX that does not keep making floppy NOT WORK. For a while it was a good version until someone screwed it up!
answered 08 Jul '10, 06:42
Yeah but it worked and no it does not work. So what do we all do go back to 9.04 because someone forgot about the millions of people who still use FLOPPY and want that functionality on their machines? So it is still broke in the 64 bit version.
answered 08 Jul '10, 20:38
Someone figured out down in the Bayou This and it seems to work fine. "For those who may ask...go to synaptic, open it, & type in "udisks". The result will show you probably "udisks(1.0.1-1ubuntu1)". Select properties & go to versions header, select the "1build1" package & go back to package header & select "force version" option....proceed as usual & it will install. Go to places & click on the floppy & it should mount! I don't know if the floppy will have to be re-mounted each use or not, but it will be a "work-around", hope it won't be lost with upgrades...but may have to be vigilant... It works now. I suspect that one of the developers was thinking desktop and another was thinking netbook, so they left out a lot of functionality. Call it USB bias. Anyhow it works by taking it back.
answered 11 Jul '10, 07:25