Bug 3530

Summary: CD-ROM Problems while installing Red Hat Linux 6.0
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: spoonboy42
Component: installerAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Version: 6.0CC: sundlo
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Description spoonboy42 1999-06-17 14:51:34 UTC
(Please note, the selection of the "bootpc" component is
merely a guess, since I could not identify for certain which
component was considered the boot disk)

In order to communicate my problem, I will first detail the
procedure that I used in order to get my CD-ROM drive to
work during the installation of Red Hat Linux 5.2.

RH 5.2 Procedure (SUCCESS):
     I used the boot disk which I made from boot.img on the
CD-ROM. To start the installer, I typed hdb=cdrom. When the
installation came to the select CD-ROM prompt, I selected
the Soundblaster/Panasonic driver, and allowed the installer
to autoprobe for several minutes. After doing so, the CD-ROM
drive was identified and the installation proceeded without

Recently, I acquired a copy of Red Hat Linux 6.0. I made a
boot disk from the file boot.img on the CD-ROM. When I used
the boot disk, I tried two different procedures to get my
CD-ROM to work. Neither was successful.

RH 6.0 Procedure 1 (FAILURE):
     I used the boot disk and simply pressed enter at the
first screen to start the installer. I selected the
Soundblaster/Panasonic CD-ROM driver. It autoprobed for
several minutes and then said that it could not find a
CD-ROM drive attached to my computer.

RH 6.0 Procedure 2 (FAILURE):
     I used the boot disk and typed "linux hdb=cdrom" to
start the installation. When I reached the CD-ROM step, the
installer said that it could NOT find an ATAPI CD-ROM drive
attached to my computer, and it did not allow me to procede
to select the Soundblaster/Panasonic driver that I used when
installing Red Hat Linux 5.2.

Comment 1 sundlo 1999-08-18 19:32:59 UTC
I also try to install RedHat 6.0 from my SCSI CD-ROM. I have made a
boot floppy from 'boot.img' (DOS-command 'rawrite -f
e:\image\boot.img' -d a:'). The installation-program is unable to
mount my CD-ROM (0 scsi devices found), and also it is unable to set
up adaper 'aha152x'. My CD-ROM is a Toshiba XM-5201.

My CD-ROM works fine under my current Linux Slakware installation, and
also under Windows95.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-10 20:11:59 UTC
This issue is resolved in the current installer.