Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111249
Fedora Core 1 CD-ROM Read Errors Prepping Install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
When you try to install Core 1 on a PC-Chips PIII motherboard (SiS
Chipset with Celeron 750MHz) the ROM can't be read when it comes to
installing packages. I've verified the CD is good on a P4 and
FreeBSD goes on the PIII just fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Don't know. If I have an extra box maybe I can send it to someone.
It feels like a timing/timeout-too-quick issue reading from the CD.
The CD does fail the media test on this device as well--but, as I
said, installs on another platform just fine.
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Follow bouncing ball
3. Drink beer
Unfortunately, different CD drives have different tolerances for
marginal media. If the mediacheck is failing, then the install is not
expected to succeed.
Booting with 'linux ide=nodma' or 'linux allowcddma' may help in cases
with some hardware, but in general, I'd recommend reburning at a lower