|Summary:||Fedora Core 3 DVD issue with Compaq 7100S|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Mark Jackson <mark.jackson>|
|Component:||anaconda-images||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2004-11-12 18:35:08 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Mark Jackson 2004-11-12 01:30:18 UTC
Hi there, I've just downloaded the Fedora Core 3 DVD ISO - burnt it to a disc and am attempting to install it. I am using a brand new HP 7100S - with a DVD-rom. ( i have also tested this problem on another computer of exactly the same model; 7100S) The computer boots up and starts from the DVD - after which I select the menu and start the installation from the DVD. It allows me to select the language, and keyboard type - but on the next screen it asks me for the installation method. It is at this point I'm having the problem. The options here are : Local CDROM, Hard Drive, NFS, FTP, HTTP etc. The installation has started from the DVD OK, but at this point if I select the Local CDROM option "The Fedora Core CD was not found in any of your drives..." (even though the installation both starts and runs from the DVD correctly up to this point!) I note that it does say "CD" and not "DVD" - which makes me think that it may be a driver issue (thinking it is a CD player instead of a DVD player). I have also run the "linux askmethod" option, but the above happens again - the DVD boots, askd for keyboard, language and then says it can't find the DVD. Strangely enough, if I copy the files off onto a second partition on the locally installed hard drive, and then use the "Hard drive" option, it does report a second partition (SDA5), but still says it cannot find the files - even if I point it to the folders on the partition. The drive is a SATA - and I have previously had issues with them in toher ways, but I don't think that this is related to the above any issue. Any thoughts? Thanks
Comment 1 floba 2004-11-12 13:42:10 UTC
I am experiencing the same problem on a Dell Dimension 8300 PC. This computer is equipped with a Samsung SD-616E DVD-ROM drive, and a TEAC DV-W58E DVD burner. I downloaded the DVD iso image via bittorrent (MD5 checksum check passed OK), and burnt it using Nero under MS Windows XP. On VC3 I get the following Anaconda messages: * trying to mount CD device hdc * mntloop loop0 on /mnt/runtime as /mnt/source/Fedora/base/stage2.img fd is 13 * failed to mount loop: invalid argument On VC4 I get the following kernel messages: <7> ISO 9660 Extension: Microsoft Joliet Level 3 <7> ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A <4> Unable to identify CD-ROM format <4> VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev loop0 <4> cramfs: wrong magic From the boot screen, I have tried "linux mediacheck", "linux rescue", "linux ide=nodma", "linux noprobe"; all to no avail.
Comment 2 Gary P. Gottlieb 2004-11-12 14:07:59 UTC
I too am experiencing the same problem on a Compaq Presario 1500 Notebook. I took the DVD to work to see if I got the same results (I would have aborted the install as not to PO the admins around here). I had the same problem on several PCs around here that had DVD readers (Dell, Compaq, and HP). Back at home I gave up and burned the four CDs and the install went fine. DVD installs of FC2 and FC3- Test3 all worked fine in the past on my Compaq Notebook.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-12 15:56:48 UTC
The 'cramfs: wrong magic' message makes me think you have bad CDs. Could you try burning at a slower speed and perhaps on different media to see if your drive likes that better?
Comment 4 floba 2004-11-12 18:07:35 UTC
Jeremy, you were absolutely right. I had another go at it with a different media (same burning speed) and everything worked out fine. This whole situation would have been a non-issue if there had been a way of running the mediacheck beforehand, but I was not able to run it off the DVD, and since the burning application did not report any errors either, there was no way of knowing whether or not the DVD was corrupted...
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-12 18:35:08 UTC
The ISO checker is available as a stand-alone application in the anaconda-runtime package, but there's a chicken & the egg with a lot of people doing burns on other operating systems.