Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70138
Limbo beta2 installer confusion with CDs in multiple drives
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
At first when trying to install Limbo beta2 I put the first cd in my cdrw drive
since it is 40x compared to my dvd drive at 24x. It booted just fine and I hit
enter at the boot: prompt. It booted the kernel and took me into what looked
like the text installer. First it asked a few questions like language and then
asked if I wanted to do a Local CDROM, NFS, FTP, HTTP, or Hard drive install. I
selected Local CDROM and it said it couldn't find the RedHat Linux CD. I thought
of trying to move it from my cdrw drive to my dvd drive, but found the tray
wouldn't eject. Then I tried booting the cd in my dvd drive. Again I got the
boot: prompt and hit enter. Then it booted the kernel and then asked if I wanted
to do a cd check. I said no and then it started the graphical installer.
Thinking that for whatever reason the cdrw was taking me into the text installer
I booted again in the dvd drive, but put used "linux text" at the boot: prompt.
It booted the kernel and then asked if wanted to do a cd check. I said no and
then it looked like it was going to start X, but then dropped me into a text
installer that asked if I wanted to do a Personal Desktop, Servers, Workstation,
Custom, or Upgrade. So just by using my cdrw drive(which I have used in the past
for installing RedHat, including Limbo beta1) I got what looked like an old
version of the installer that didn't work with Local CDROM.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot first Limbo beta2 cd in my cdrw drive
2. Hit Enter at boot: prompt
Actual Results: Different Installer than normal
Expected Results: The normal installer
Jeremy does the CD#2 have a boot image on it?
No, CD #1 is the only one which is bootable
I had similar problems with the install CD not being recognized as a valid Red
Hat install CD. All CDs passed mediacheck, but the installer wouldn't accept
disc #1. Ejecting and reinserting the disc a couple of times would eventually
make the program to accept the CD.
This is either a kernel or hardware issue. Were there any error messages on VC4
when it isn't accepted (like 'sense error' or something related to ide)?
Exact steps and messages:
Put Limbo beta2 CD1 in CDRW drive
boot: prompt, hit enter
Choose Language, hit enter
Keyboard Type, hit enter
Installation Method, hit enter for Local CDROM
Then I get this message:
The RedHat Linux CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives. Please inssert
the RedHat Linux CD and press OK to retry.
trying to mount device hda
trying to mount device hdc
mntloop loop0 on /mnt/runtime as /mnt/source/RedHat/base/stage2.img fd is 12
failed to mount loop: Invalid argument
cramfs: wrong magic
cdrom: open failed
I am still curious why I get what I think is the bootnet.img boot in my cdrw and
the normal boot.img boot from my dvd with the same cd.
Note my dvd is hda and my cdrw is hdc
This sounds like a problem with the CD media or the drive. We have not seen this
issue reported elsewhere.
I have the exact same problem! Problem started with Limbo beta 2
system is a IBM Netfinity 5600 and has never had a problem installing RedHat before.
Have been using same media and CD-Rom burner since 7.0
I would concider myself a "linux Newbie" but would like to help identify this