CD/ROM is flat-lined HELP

Discussion in 'General Computing' started by Princess Atheenah, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Princess Atheenah

    Princess Atheenah New Member

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    I just installed Linux mint 16 Petra kde and cd/rom thereafter has not responded I can't even partision the harddrive with ghost bsd like I had wanted to . Now I have windows 7 I want to use this disk now but the cd/rom is not responding does anybody have a hint for me I would love to hear the ideas .

  2. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    GhostBSD is a LiveCD.

    If you have changed the BIOS/Boot Order to start from the CD-Rom and it does not, then it has nothing to do with any installed Desktop e.g. Linux mint 16 Petra kde --- and the problem is purely Hardware related (mechanical) .
  3. GrumpyOldMan

    GrumpyOldMan Active Member

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    External CD-ROM drives with a USB interface are cheap enough. If your problem is hardware, that may be your path forward. (We have used them to setup raw systems that come without optical drives.)

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