Bug 124118 - Cannot mount second CD during anaconda install
Cannot mount second CD during anaconda install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-05-24 05:08 EDT by Patrick Cates
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-08 15:24:35 EDT
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Description Patrick Cates 2004-05-24 05:08:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have a set of FC2 ISO CDs that are known to be fine (I used them to
install FC on two other machines). However, when I use these CDs to
install FC on my Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop, the anaconda install
begins fine but runs into a problem when it prompts for the second CD
to be inserted. When I insert it and click "OK", it does not get
mounted and a dialog with this error message is displayed:

"The CDROM could not be mounted."

I have replicated the error with a completely different set of ISO CDs
borrowed from someone else.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Take a set of ISO CDs of FC2 and a Dell Inspiron 8600
2.Boot from CD 1 and run the anaconda installer (choosing custom install)
3.Insert CD 2 when prompted

Actual Results:  The CD does not get mounted and a dialog with this
error message is displayed:

"The CDROM could not be mounted."

Expected Results:  The installer should have mounted CD 2 successfully
and continued installing packages.

Additional info:

In tty4 the following is printed:

<4>end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 64
<4>isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev=hdc, iso_blknum=16, block=16
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-08 15:24:35 EDT
Those look like problems with the drive reading the media.  Just
because one machine can read it, unfortunately, doesn't mean all
machines can.  Booting with 'linux ide=nodma' may help or you may need
to burn the CDs at a lower speed.  Booting with 'linux mediacheck'
should allow you to verify the media before installation begins.

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