Bug 111249 - Fedora Core 1 CD-ROM Read Errors Prepping Install
Fedora Core 1 CD-ROM Read Errors Prepping Install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-12-01 08:30 EST by Allen Gwinn
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-01 15:59:16 EST
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Description Allen Gwinn 2003-12-01 08:30:44 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.

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How reproducible:

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:
1. Boot
2. Follow bouncing ball
3. Drink beer
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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-12-01 15:59:16 EST
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

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