Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446364
DVD+RW /dev/dvd not recognized as a DVD/CD-ROM during install
Last modified: 2008-09-30 12:01:54 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
I attempted both an install and a later rescue and in both cases I had to use
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.
The DVD+RW disk isn't in the proper location when coming through the Fedora 9
installer on the straight path.
Should be able to boot into the installer, select CD/DVD and continue.
Are you positive this is the official F9 DVD? This sounds suspiciously like a
bug I fixed before the final release.
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?
I found this page...
I'll check it out this evening. I can't remote from here.
Yes, it looks like I have the final release version...
[root@home Desktop]# sha1sum -c /root/SHA1SUM
-rw-rw-r-- 1 cuppett cuppett 4163696640 2008-05-07 14:25 Fedora-9-x86_64-DVD.iso
Are there any messages on tty3, tty4 or tty5 that indicate something strange
going on with the DVD drive?