Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151232
Boot CD won't eject when choosing CD-ROM installation method
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:01 EST
Description of problem:
I was unable to boot from the FC4-test1-ppc-DVD, so I used the boot.iso in order
to create a bootable CD. When I choose to install from CD, my powerbook G4 17"
1.5GHz doesn't eject the CD when asking for the Fedora CD.
No tty is yet available at this point.
I had to install over http. I guess the CD has to be ejected at the end of the
installation process before Reboot, and it doesn't.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Version included in FC4-test1-ppc.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from FC4-test1 boot CD (boot.iso);
2. Choose the CD-ROM installation method.
the CD is ejected
Also, why can't we boot from the DVD? Maybe it has something to do with the DVD
standards supported by my powerbook's superdrive?
Many thanks for your time and help
OK I see what is happening here. Can you just confirm if in tty3 you get an
eject failed message - and transcribe that here.
Yes I verified that log and it was saying "eject failed". Unfortunatly I'm not
home, so I'll paste the exact output later today. (I'm in Paris, GMT+1)
For those having issues with eject who can't do a network install
Here is a 32 bit image that will boot your mac off a usb key
It's a hd image with mac partition table, a hfs apple_bootstrap and an
ext2 partition with the kernel/initrd. Created on an x86 linux box with
parted, hfsutils, and offset loopback mount for the ext2 parts.
dd if=ppcboot.img of=/dev/sda bs=1k
where sda is your usb storage device
pop the usb key into your mac. Power up holding the option key (alt)
down and you should get the graphical chooser. Choose the disk with the
USB logo below it and the small tux log.
Click on the -> arrow and it should take you there.
Commited fix to HEAD to leave device node so we can eject it.
Looks like we fixed this in FC-4. CLOSED -> CURRENTRELEASE ?