Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107074
install fails from USB cdrom
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
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Description of problem:
Attempting to install fedora core test 3 on an IBM 240 laptop with an Iomega zip
650 CDRW drive. Installations on this hardware have worked fine in redhat 8 and 9.
Boot system from floppy. Starts up, asks language, keyboard, install media
It then says it is installing the usb-storage module. Most times it then says
that there is no appropriate drive to install from. Other times it seems to get
a little further, then crashes saying it is getting bad magic from cpio.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from floppy and attempt to install from external USB CD drive
Actual Results: Does not mount cdrom or mounts it then cannot read it.
Expected Results: system installs.
Note that when I tried to do a media check on the cd, that worked fine and the
But I cannot install. I do not know if previous severn tests work on this
machine or not.
*** Bug 107087 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Are there any error messages on tty4?
Created attachment 95178 [details]
Errors produced during Severn test 3 install on IBM 240 USB cdrom
Yes - added an attachment showing the errors - sorry, didn't think of that.
This may in fact not be a problem with Severn, but a hardware problem. I note
that this drive is suddenly flaky on the same computer with Redhat 9 - which it
has always worked just fine with. I'll look into it some more, but I'm now
fairly sure this is a problem with the Iomega drive itself.
If it's the hardware, feel free to close -- if not, it could be something
usb-storage related in the kernel.
I'm going to close this since it appears that my problem here is that the
become very heat sensitive and only works for a while after power-on -
Sorry for the noise