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I have followed a number of threads over the last 6-8 hours but I am unable to get my removable disk drive to mount (either automatically or via the terminal command line).

The processor is an AMD64 Athlon 3500+ and the DVD Drive is a TSSTCorp CD/DVDW TS-H552D HP06.

I have tried to reinstall Ubuntu, but because the drive doesnt mount on system boot, I cannot approach it from this angle either!

Very frustrating!

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Sounds like a hardware issue to me. Namely sounds like your DVD drive has given up the ghost. What I would recommend is putting a different one in your machine or using an external one.

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It might be, but I took as he meant the DISC itself was removable, and not the actual drive... but I guess only he can clarify that. – TheXed Jul 18 '12 at 1:12
ahh well, guess it could be taken either way, still this was a great answer...... – TrailRider Jul 18 '12 at 1:15

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