Bug 4812 - Alpha/Linux installer won't find IDE cdrom
Summary: Alpha/Linux installer won't find IDE cdrom
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-08-31 21:11 UTC by ezolt
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 12:43:52 UTC

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Description ezolt 1999-08-31 21:11:31 UTC
I have run into this a few times, and it finally got me
annoyed enough to write something about it.

The Alpha/Linux installer will only see SCSI cdrom drives.
I have tried to install on two boxes with IDE cdrom drives,
and when I tell it that I want to do a CDROM install, it
complains that /dev/scd0 can not be mounted. This is wrong.
It should be mounting /dev/hda.  If I didn't have a net
connection and/or another SCSI cdrom, it would be a show

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 12:43:59 UTC
Where are you seeing this message??  What type of machine are you installing on
(SRM/ARC)?  What boot line are you feeding to the machine?  We have a handful of
alphas in the lab with IDE drives on them and have no problems performing a
CDROM installation from these machines.  Please reopen this bug if you are
continuing to have problems.

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