Getting the LG Slim Portable DVD Writer to work with the Raspberry Pi 4
Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:21 pm
Hi! I'm currently building a Raspberry Pi 4 Project that uses only materials around the house, aside from the Raspberry Pi. I only have one DVD writer, and that is the "LG Slim Portable DVD Writer SP80NB80" (powered by USB, of course). This specific DVD writer is mentioned nowhere on LG's website, but it probably wouldn't matter, because the most similar one I could find doesn't even have installable drivers. I need drivers because this DVD writer works with every computer I own except this rPi, which gives the following error when I try to access the CD drive:
After Googling for around an hour, the general consensus I came to was that this was the sign of a bad DVD writer. Only...this works on my other computers. I should note that due to the circumstances of the project, I've ditched Raspbian so I can use my own, custom operating system built on Ubuntu Server (because Ubuntu Core isn't supported yet), but I assume this is a firmware problem if Ubuntu can locate the DVD drive fine. Has anyone had this problem specifically with this DVD writer? I would assume not if it's apparently so obscure that LG haven't even listed the model on their site, but I really hope so. Otherwise, does anyone have tips on how I could fix the problem? Again, I assume it's a firmware problem, but I could be wrong.
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mount: /media/cdrom: can't read superblock on /dev/sr0.