Bug 446364 - DVD+RW /dev/dvd not recognized as a DVD/CD-ROM during install
DVD+RW /dev/dvd not recognized as a DVD/CD-ROM during install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2008-05-14 06:33 EDT by Stephen Cuppett
Modified: 2008-09-30 12:01 EDT (History)
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Description Stephen Cuppett 2008-05-14 06:33:25 EDT
Description of problem:

When attempting an install/upgrade of Fedora 8 x86_64, I burned the Fedora 9
x86_64 ISO to a DVD+RW media.  The Sony BWU200S DVD+/-RW Blu-ray Disc Serial ATA
drive and Gigabyte BIOS was able to boot from the media fine and linux/anaconda
loaded up just fine.

However, when prompted what media to use for install, I selected CD/DVD and was
told no valid media was present or something to that effect.

Workaround:  By selecting Hard Drive, and typing in /dev/dvd, I was able to get
another error; however, it indicated something about /dev/sda1 not having valid
install media/files.  Yet, after backing up to the previous selection and then
selecting CD/DVD, the installation was able to continue?

Perhaps /dev/dvd doesn't get mounted in the right location initially or isn't

How reproducible:

I attempted both an install and a later rescue and in both cases I had to use
the workaround.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Burn Fedora 9 (x86_64) install media to DVD+RW
2.  Attempt install and select CD-ROM/DVD as install media
3.  Observe no media detected.
Actual results:

The DVD+RW disk isn't in the proper location when coming through the Fedora 9
installer on the straight path.

Expected results:

Should be able to boot into the installer, select CD/DVD and continue.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-05-15 00:05:35 EDT
Are you positive this is the official F9 DVD?  This sounds suspiciously like a
bug I fixed before the final release.
Comment 2 Stephen Cuppett 2008-05-15 08:33:22 EDT
I was able to grab from a mirror a little earlier than the homepage was updated
on release day.

Is there a timestamp of a package or md5 or something I can look at.  What
package are we talking about?
Comment 3 Stephen Cuppett 2008-05-15 08:37:04 EDT
I found this page...


I'll check it out this evening.  I can't remote from here.
Comment 4 Stephen Cuppett 2008-05-15 19:09:16 EDT
Yes, it looks like I have the final release version...

[root@home Desktop]# sha1sum  -c /root/SHA1SUM
Fedora-9-x86_64-DVD.iso: OK

f92576227484a4eeda0e86a497836c67c34d20ef  Fedora-9-x86_64-DVD.iso

-rw-rw-r--  1 cuppett cuppett 4163696640 2008-05-07 14:25 Fedora-9-x86_64-DVD.iso
Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2008-07-22 10:45:38 EDT
Are there any messages on tty3, tty4 or tty5 that indicate something strange
going on with the DVD drive?

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