Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106087
firsttime not able to access additional CDROMs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
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Description of problem:
firsttime is not able to install software from Additional CD's. Nor from Redhat
Installation discs, nor from Documentation discs.
Because it's trying to mount /dev/cdrom, which is not properly set up to mount.
The IDE CD-ROM is using the scsi-ide module, so what
you really want to do is mount /dev/scd0. This should help:
--- firstboot-1.2.1/src/modules/additional_cds.py 2003-09-22
+++ firstboot-1.2.1/src/modules/additional_cds.py.new 2003-10-02
@@ -95,17 +95,21 @@
diskutil.mount('/dev/cdrom', '/mnt/cdrom', fstype="iso9660",
readOnly = 1)
mountFlag = 1
- dlg = gtk.MessageDialog(None, 0, gtk.MESSAGE_ERROR,
+ diskutil.mount('/dev/scd0', '/mnt/cdrom', fstype="iso9660",
readOnly = 1)
+ mountFlag = 1
+ dlg = gtk.MessageDialog(None, 0, gtk.MESSAGE_ERROR,
(_("A CD-ROM has not been detected.
Please insert "
"a CD-ROM in the drive and click
\"OK\" to continue.")))
- cancelButton = dlg.add_button('gtk-cancel', 0)
- okButton = dlg.add_button('gtk-ok', 1)
- rc = dlg.run()
- if rc == 0:
+ cancelButton = dlg.add_button('gtk-cancel', 0)
+ okButton = dlg.add_button('gtk-ok', 1)
+ rc = dlg.run()
+ if rc == 0:
#Be sure to remove the focus grab if we have to return here.
#Otherwise, the user is stuck
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Severn Beta 1,2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Severn Beta 1
2. Boot sucker up
3. Try to install something thru 'Additional CDs'
Actual Results: Constantly bitches about not being able to recognize CD.
Actually, it's not able to mount the CD.
Expected Results: Mount should occur, autorun should be found, things should
I don't know where else a CDROM could potentially be mounted to.
Is there a firewire CD, for example? USB? Need a list of common
mountpoints, and cycle through the list...
You might even argue that /dev/cdrom should be a softlink to /dev/scd0.
In fact, it already should be. What *is* it pointing to?
I have the same problem with fedora test3
I have 3 cd drives :
- hda ( CD-RW with scsi emulation )
Whenever I clicked on the "Instal..." button an error dialog popped up saying:
The autorun program cannot(*) be found on the cd.
I had fedora test3 cd2 in hdc and cd2 in hdd, nothing in hda.
* - shouldn't that be "can not", with a space in between ?
I had cd3 in hdd , not another copy of cd2 :-)
Also occurs with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, during the installation
process. However, it's OK when firstboot is run after RHEL 3 is
This is handled better now