Bug 19742 - boot.img doesn't have ide drivers for CDRoms
boot.img doesn't have ide drivers for CDRoms
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-10-25 05:11 EDT by glenlee
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-07 10:08:49 EST
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Description glenlee 2000-10-25 05:11:10 EDT
The Guinness install disc does't include in boot.img a set of IDE drivers
for CDRoms for those of us who have BIOS that don't allow for booting from
the CDRom.  I checked past boot.img discs I have, and both 6.1 and 5.2
include the necessary drivers for my system.  However, Guinness has no IDE
drivers.  Without these I've been unable to find a way to install 7.0.

Respectfully submitted,

Glen Lee Edwards
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-30 16:24:10 EST
Are you saying if you boot from boot.img on floppy that you cannot install from
the CDROM device?
Comment 2 glenlee 2000-11-04 02:11:25 EST
Yes, that is exactly what I am saying.  This is an old 486-66.  Bios can not be 
set to boot from CDRom.  After much debate on the Guinness list we've 
determined that I need the sbpcd module, which isn't provided as a SCSI module, 
and there are no IDE modules shown during install process when trying to 
install Guinness from the floppy using boot.img.  The sbpcd module is provided 
by boot.img on 6.1 install floppy as an IDE module.
Comment 3 Brock Organ 2000-11-07 10:08:46 EST
yes, I've seen this discussion on the guinness list ... a fundamental property
of your drive (now working with the sbpcd module) is that it is not an IDE drive
... it is also not a scsi drive ... it is a proprietary format drive, and the
module (sbpcd) is included on the Red Hat Linux 7 drivers disk ... :)

trying to get this drive to work with any ide/scsi drivers or confusing it with
ide/scsi in any way will just lead to eternal endless frustration ... :)

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