View Full Version : I/O Magic USB DVD BURNER GONE in 3.9?

10-05-2005, 02:37 AM
I was useing 3.6 I just installed 3.9 and now my DVD burner is gone?

Harry Kuhman
10-05-2005, 03:17 AM
3.9 is well known tohave some USB issues.

10-05-2005, 03:20 AM
Is 4.0 better?

or is there an upgrade for this?

10-07-2005, 05:28 PM
This seems to be a real issue with Linux.

I'm using the dual-kernel 3.7 version of Knopix.

I noticed that I have full use of my external USB DVD-rw in Knoppix 3.7 (HDD install) using the 2.4 kernel. I can burn CDs, DVDs, play DVDS, etc.

But when I tried to install the same burner using the 2.6.9 kernel the "lsusb" command sees the drive as an "sda" drive. I can mount it and read it but it does not have burning abilities.

(Version 3.7 was the last to use two kernels, BTW.)

Kinda weird. Seems like a later kernel should add MORE hardware support. Not less.

So I continue to use the 2.4 kernel. Frustrating.


10-12-2005, 10:37 PM
I figured out a workaround!

I put my usb dvd burner on the other windosw box and converted all my fav dvd's to mp4 and slapped them on cd's :)