Bug 15059 - CDROM errors -> could not perform GUI install, text is ok
CDROM errors -> could not perform GUI install, text is ok
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-08-01 16:28 EDT by giulioo
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-01 18:19:35 EDT
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Description giulioo 2000-08-01 16:28:02 EDT
I performed 2 "boot: text expert" installs on this machines. They 
completed ok. They were intermixed with the GUI install tries.

I tried 7 times the GUI install:

1st time: GUI came up, language, kb, ...., confirm workstation install, 
unusual delay, spontaneous reboot.

Other times: neve got to the GUI screen anymore. Sometime the install just 
hangs, sometime it switch to text mode and then cannot detect the cdrom. 
The reason is always the same, CD errors:

cdrom_decode_status: status=0x51 {DriveReady SeekComplete Error}
cdrom_decode_status: error=0x30
Error, unit attention.... {Sense key=0x06}
Power on, reset or hardware reset occurred.

The cdrom is an ide cdrw. It worked with beta3 (the only GUI install I 
could do). And it works with text beta5 installs.

cpu: pentiumIII 450
mem: 128M
bios: Award v4.51PG
mb: Asus P2  (rev1011.A)
chipset: i440ZX
video: Trident 3D Blade 8M
mouse: ps2, 2 buttons
keyboard: US
monitor: Olidata MR1502 (see below)
nic: 3c509

IDE devices:
hda: IDE disk
hdb: none
hdc: LS-120 (_not_ set as boot device in BIOS)

SCSI devices:
scsi controller: Adaptec AHA1505
scsi tape: TANDBERG TDC 3800

My language: Italian

Olidata (www.olidata.it) is the biggest Italian "system integrator" or
whatever you call who buys parts in Asia and sells pc's.
Don't know the original maker of the monitor, Olidata re-brands them.
It's made in china...
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-01 18:19:33 EDT
This is most certainly a bad CD media.  Please try with another disc.

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