Dell DVD-ROM drive under Linux

Dell DVD-ROM drive under Linux

Post by Anneung » Sun, 07 Mar 1999 04:00:00

I'm new to linux and don't really know what
I'm talking about, BUT... I didn't have any
problem installing RedHat 5.2 from a CD in
my DVD-ROM drive that I got from Dell.
So, at least when used as a CD-ROM drive,
things seem okay without my having to do anything or know what I'm doing.
(Note: I have a hardware decoder for my DVD, not a software one.)

                          Peter Arnold>Hi,


>Can anyone confirm/deny whether the Toshiba DVD-ROM drive Dell use in their
>Dimension R/Txxx series machines works under Linux, either as a CD-ROM drive
>or a DVD-ROM (if such a thing is possible)?


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     Hi there,

     I'd like to know if I can use a DVD-ROM drive under Linux to read
CD's (I really don't mind not being able to read DVD's, but I need the

     This doubt is one of the things pushing me away from a DVD drive at
the moment... if it can work as a standard CD-ROM under Linux, it's

     Thanks for any info, Marcelo.

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