Bug 456327

Summary: Anaconda loader can't figure out optical drive status
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Will Woods <wwoods>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: horsley1953, pjones
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: anaconda- Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Will Woods 2008-07-22 21:18:53 UTC
Anaconda will get stuck trying to check the CD-ROM drive(s) for
installation media, for about 15 seconds each. The message says:

+----------------------| Scanning |--------------------+
| Looking for installation media on CD device /dev/sr0 |

I'm told this is caused by a kernel bug where sr_mod reports inaccurate status
after tray closure. 

For further info, see this thread on fedora-kernel-list, where pjones is trying
to get a fix into the upstream kernel:

Comment 1 Tom Horsley 2008-10-07 00:43:49 UTC
If there is no kernel fix, any chance we could at least get a
working [Cancel] button on that anaconda screen?

Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2008-10-11 18:50:24 UTC
The patch to fix the CD drive status checking is in rawhide now. Can someone test it?

Comment 3 Will Woods 2008-10-13 20:01:59 UTC
Still takes ~15s to timeout on an empty drive in my test machine, using today's rawhide snapshot (kernel-2.6.27-3.fc10, anaconda-

What kernel/anaconda rev contained the patch you mention?

Comment 4 Adam Jackson 2008-10-15 17:51:50 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)

> What kernel/anaconda rev contained the patch you mention?

2.6.27-1.fc10 or later:

* Thu Oct 09 2008 Peter Jones <pjones>
- Fix the return code CD accesses when the CDROM drive door is closed
  but the drive isn't yet ready.

Comment 5 Will Woods 2008-10-23 19:30:40 UTC
This should be fixed in the next anaconda build (anaconda- I've tested with a test build and it worked as expected.