Solved

CDROM drive stopped working...

Posted on 2002-06-05
2
233 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Our sparc Ultra 5 server (running Solaris 7) internal CDROM drive stopped working.  When you insert a cd nothing happens (tried different cds; restarted system).  

Please help!  

Dee
0
Comment
Question by:dee43
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:jonke
ID: 7056451
Sounds like a hardware problem assuming you havn't touched the machine since the cdrom drive stopped working.

Check vold is running - ps -ef |grep vold

as this is the daemon responsible for automatically mounting the cd. Could also try mounting manually:

mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s2 /cdrom

Otherwise - looks like a hw replacement.
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
yuzh earned 100 total points
ID: 7056469
Please try the following;

  ps -ef | grep vold
  to see if the Volume Management daemon is running, if not
  su as root, type in:
  /etc/rc2.d/S92volmgt start
  to start the volume manager, and try to access to the cdrom see what happen.

  or try to manually mount the cdrom.

  If it still not working, then shulddown the system(don't trun the power off).
  type in:
  <stop> A
  at ok prompt
  type in:
  probe-ide
  to see if the system can see your cdrom, if the system can not see the cdrom, you have a hardware problem.

You might end up have to open the box, check the cable etc. (sawp with new IDE cable, or new cdrom to fingure what's wrong with it)
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Hello fellow BSD lovers, I've created a patch process for patching openjdk6 for BSD (FreeBSD specifically), although I tried to keep all BSD versions in mind when creating my patch. Welcome to OpenJDK6 on BSD First let me start with a little …
FreeBSD on EC2 FreeBSD (https://www.freebsd.org) is a robust Unix-like operating system that has been around for many years. FreeBSD is available on Amazon EC2 through Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) provided by FreeBSD developer and security office…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now