When updraging from OS X 10.2.6 to 10.2.8 CD/DVD drive disappears!

Hi guys,
I need some help!
I recently tried upgrading from 10.2.6 to 10.2.8 and when I'd done so my computer couldn't find my CD/DVD drive. I wasn't sure what to do so I re-installed the original system and it came back. I now want to buy Tiger but don't want to risk the same thing happening. Any ideas? Do I need a driver or something? My drive is a Toshiba and my Mac is a G4 1.2Ghz Dual Processor.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Congratulations! I am glad you successfully installed Tiger and things are back to normal. It is usually not advisable to do a new installation on a System that has issues, that is why I was taking a cautions approach. I am glad it worked for you.
To keep your system running smoothly you may find some useful ideas in Gulliver's post on manintenance:
Good luck.
PismoG4 550, 100GB 5400 Toshiba internal, 1 GB RAM; Pismo 500 OS (10.4.4)   Mac OS X (10.4.5)   Beige G3 OS 8.6

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