Bug 6903

Summary: RedHat 6.1 install does not support Sony DDU220E DVD
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: zarf
Component: installerAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Version: 6.1   
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Hardware: i386   
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Description zarf 1999-11-11 01:03:36 UTC
This is true for 6.0 as well.  The funny thing is that
I can replace the DVD drive with a normal IDE CDROM and
the install works.  I then put back the DVD and I can
mount any cdrom and read from it.  The problem only exists
during the RedHat install for 6.0 and 6.1.  I'm not sure
about prior releases.  I did not have the DVD drive then.
When the kernel boots for the install, it detects an
unknown device at hdb, with a pile of funny characters.
As I said, if I install using a true CDROM drive and
replace the CDROM drive after the install the kernel boots
and does properly detect the DVD at hdb.
The problem only occurs during the install.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-29 20:40:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 06:34:59 UTC
Try booting with 'hdb=cdrom'.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 15:55:59 UTC
Closing bug due to lack of activity.