Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124635
Installation CD does not boot using SCSI CDROM
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
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Description of problem:
The RHEL 3.0 WS update 2 CD1 fails to boot on a PC with a SCSI CD-ROM
drive. On boot, I see the following two lines on my screen:
isolinux: loading spec packet failed, trying to wing it
isolinux: Failed to locate CD-ROM device; boot failed.
The SCSI adapter is Adaptec 2940. The CDROM drive is being reported by
Vendor: NEC Model: CD-ROM DRIVE:464 Rev: 1.04
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
This system is very old (Pentium 2 class) and it used to boot just
fine using RedHat Linux 7.3 installation CDROM. I have tested the CD1
on other systems with IDE CDROM drives and it seems to work fine there.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to boot the installation CD1 on the system
Actual Results: boot fails with the above messages
Expected Results: the installation program should have started.
This is a BIOS bug on your system. Please upgrade the BIOS and this