[lug] Initial impressions of Kubuntu

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Tue Nov 14 19:16:25 MST 2006

Daniel Webb wrote:

> I swapped out the factory CD drive with an after-market DVD drive in the
> Thinkpad 600E and now the Ubuntu installer is copying over like I would expect
> (20 minutes or so).  So why would a newer drive work when the original didn't?
> Could it be an issue of on-board cache on the CD drive or something?
> The original drive seemed to be seeking a ton, and the newer one very little.
> Is there a kernel setting that can address this so I can still use my old
> drives?

T-pad 600E CD drive may be old enough it has trouble reading CD-R or 
CD-RW discs.

Since it *is* just barely reading one, at least it can... but you might 
have to tinker with what type of CD-R/RW media you use.


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