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


Hardware detection

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

root #lspci | grep --color -E "IDE|SATA"


Activate the following kernel options:

KERNEL Kernel options for optical storage media
Device Drivers --->
   <*> Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers  --->
      [*] ATA ACPI Support
      # If the drive is connected to a SATA Port Multiplier:
      [*] SATA Port Multiplier support
      # Select the driver for the SATA controller, e.g.:
      <*> AHCI SATA support (ahci)
      # If the drive is connected to an IDE controller:
      [*] ATA SFF support
      [*] ATA BMDMA support
      # Select the driver for the 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
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


Filesystems can be mounted in several ways:


See the Libata error messages article on the libata wiki.

See also

External resources