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This article describes the setup of an internal optical drive like CD, DVD or Blu-Ray drives.


Hardware detection

To choose the right driver, first detect the used storage controller. You can use lspci for this task:

root # lspci | egrep --color "IDE|SATA"


You need to activate the following kernel options:

Kernel configuration

Device Drivers --->
    <*> Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers  --->
        [*]   ATA ACPI Support

        If your drive is connected to a SATA Port Mulitplier:
        [*]   SATA Port Multiplier support

        Select the driver for your SATA controller, e.g.:
        <*>   AHCI SATA support (ahci)

        If your drive is connected to an IDE controller:
        [*]   ATA SFF support
        [*]     ATA BMDMA support

        Select the driver for your IDE controller, e.g.:
        <*>       Intel ESB, ICH, PIIX3, PIIX4 PATA/SATA support (ata_piix)

    SCSI device support  ---> 
        <*> SCSI device support
        <*> SCSI CDROM support
        <*> SCSI generic support


Kernel configuration

File systems  --->
    CD-ROM/DVD Filesystems  --->
        <M> ISO 9660 CDROM file system support
        [*]   Microsoft Joliet CDROM extensions
        [*]   Transparent decompression extension
        <M> UDF file system support

Advanced Configuration


You can mount the filesystems in several ways:


See libata wiki.

External resources