Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75059
During install Linux CD is not found
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
I am attempting a clean installation using a downloaded CDROM image. The
bootable CD is recognized, and anaconda asks the usual language, keyboard, and
mouse questions, then it asks what medium I will be installing from (CDROM,
NFS, FTP, etc) and I select CDROM (the very one I booted with). I then get the
The Red Hat Linux CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives. Please insert
the Red Hat Linux CD and press OK to retry.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reproduced using SCSI CD-ROM and from ATAPI/IDE CDROM
2. Reproduced again on a different computer (my laptop)
3. I noticed that if I boot from the ATAPI CD-ROM, when I select the CD-ROM
installation option the SCSI CDROM light blinks. The opposite happens when I
boot/attempt insutall from the SCSI CD-ROM, so I tried putting copies of
installation CD-ROM in BOTH drives at the same time- but the installation CD
still wasn't recognized as an install CD.
Actual Results: Cannot proceed past this error
Expected Results: Proceed to partition definition, region selection, finally
to package installation, etc.
The error message:
"The Red Hat Linux CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives. Please insert
the Red Hat Linux CD and press OK to retry."
When you booted from the CD, have you tried entering "linux mediacheck" at the
prompt instead of going to installation? This will ensure that your CD was
burned without any problems.
Unfortunately, CD-R's have a tendency to degrade over time, especially if you
leave them out in a well-lit area; even if your burner thinks everything went
OK, it is not unusual to still have a problem on the CD-R where data is
corrupted. I have had this problem with a variety of drives and discs. The
mediacheck is an absolute must-do.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75008 ***