Bug 38750 - Installer is unable to find CD-ROM that it was executed from
Summary: Installer is unable to find CD-ROM that it was executed from
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-02 14:23 UTC by Robert Klauco
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-14 20:18:33 UTC

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Description Robert Klauco 2001-05-02 14:23:41 UTC
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When launching installer of RH7.1 from bootable CD, it always finish on 
dialogue about type of installation (from CD or HDD). When I select CD I 
always get message like "Unable to find CD-ROM with installation", but it 
is already in maschine (it was booted up from it...).
I found a problem like this on Listserver, but the solution there 
(disconnect CDRW drive and use only CDROM) did not work for me.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert bootable install CD
2. start installation, pressing ENTER in installeation type
3. choosing language and keyboard layout
4. choosing installation type - from CD or HDD

Actual Results:  Installer is always unable to find CDROM drive with RH7.1 

Expected Results:  Start to install - ask about components etc.

I have an QDI mainboard with Celeron 500, 768 RAM, 1x20 GB Maxtor PLUS 
(IDE), 1x15GB IBM (ide), 1xTEAC CDRW (ide) and 1xTOSHIBA CDROM (ide).

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-05-02 15:20:17 UTC
Try making a boot floppy from the boot.img in the /images directory on the cd.
Boot from that floppy and select CDROM as the installation media.  Does this fix
the problem?

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-05-14 20:18:29 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.

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