I’ve recently purchased a Samsung DVD writer (S223C) and I cannot find the drivers on the net which would allow it to function on Ubuntu. Can anyone assist me?
The drivers for optical drives (as a general rule) are included with the operating system. Which is why you cannot find separate drivers for them.
You might be having some problems with the drivers for the SATA controller on your motherboard.
We don’t have a great many Linux users in here, a few, but they may not see your thread. You would probably be better off posting in the Ubuntu forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/
I don’t believe it’s a driver problem, any modern linux distro should work just fine with sata drives. Try using a different sata port and/or boot the live linux CD and do a hardware check.