Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112733
FC1 disc 1 booted, but later not found anymore
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
During installation of FC1 disc 1, after choosing the install
language, the system says the required disc 1 is not found in any of
the CD drives.
I had to eject and re-insert the CD and pressing the OK button to
make the installation continue and complete.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 1 disc 1
Steps to Reproduce:
Install will not go on.
normal install procedure
OLD Fujitsu/Siemens Primergy 351 with 2 Seagate SCSI disks and a SCSI
NEC 462 CD drive
SCSI card: adaptec AHA 2940 AU
SCSI BIOS version 1.34.2
Media check reported the disc was OK.
It only finds it if you eject and reinsert the disk? Can you look on
tty3/tty4 and see if there are any obvious messages there?
I had a look at those screens and I see the following on one of them
<4> Attached SCSI CDROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0
<4> sr0: scsi-1 drive
<6> uniform CDROM drive revision 3.12
and on the other screen (alt-F2 ?) the following:
* trying to mount CD device scd0
This is seen AFTER I booted up from that same CD, after choosing the
install language. I gave no startup parameters like "linux text" or
Strange that the RH9 linux CD's work flawlessly.
That's strange... does 'linux allowcddma' help at all?
huh ? what's that ? you lost me ....
If you boot with 'linux allowcddma' instead of just 'linux', does it
find the CD without having to eject it first?
No: with "linux allowcddma" , it shows the same misbehavior: At the
prompt "What type of media contains the packages...etc", I
answer "Local CDROM", and then it reports the CD is not in any of the
Again, I eject and reinsert and only then does it continue.
(btw: the SCSI BIOS also detects a BOOTABLE CDROM in the drive)
in alt F3 I find:
trying to mount CD device scd0
in alt-F4 I find:
<6>cdrom: open failed
This should be better with newer releases.