Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19742
boot.img doesn't have ide drivers for CDRoms
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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.
Glen Lee Edwards
Are you saying if you boot from boot.img on floppy that you cannot install from
the CDROM device?
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.
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 ... :)