Bug 456327 - Anaconda loader can't figure out optical drive status
Anaconda loader can't figure out optical drive status
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: F10KernelBlocker
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Reported: 2008-07-22 17:18 EDT by Will Woods
Modified: 2008-10-23 15:30 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: anaconda-
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Last Closed: 2008-10-23 15:30:40 EDT
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Description Will Woods 2008-07-22 17:18:53 EDT
Anaconda will get stuck trying to check the CD-ROM drive(s) for
installation media, for about 15 seconds each. The message says:

+----------------------| Scanning |--------------------+
| Looking for installation media on CD device /dev/sr0 |

I'm told this is caused by a kernel bug where sr_mod reports inaccurate status
after tray closure. 

For further info, see this thread on fedora-kernel-list, where pjones is trying
to get a fix into the upstream kernel:
Comment 1 Tom Horsley 2008-10-06 20:43:49 EDT
If there is no kernel fix, any chance we could at least get a
working [Cancel] button on that anaconda screen?
Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2008-10-11 14:50:24 EDT
The patch to fix the CD drive status checking is in rawhide now. Can someone test it?
Comment 3 Will Woods 2008-10-13 16:01:59 EDT
Still takes ~15s to timeout on an empty drive in my test machine, using today's rawhide snapshot (kernel-2.6.27-3.fc10, anaconda-

What kernel/anaconda rev contained the patch you mention?
Comment 4 Adam Jackson 2008-10-15 13:51:50 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)

> What kernel/anaconda rev contained the patch you mention?

2.6.27-1.fc10 or later:

* Thu Oct 09 2008 Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com>
- Fix the return code CD accesses when the CDROM drive door is closed
  but the drive isn't yet ready.
Comment 5 Will Woods 2008-10-23 15:30:40 EDT
This should be fixed in the next anaconda build (anaconda- I've tested with a test build and it worked as expected.

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