Bug 77686 - boot diskette install stalls with "redhat cdrom not found"
Summary: boot diskette install stalls with "redhat cdrom not found"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-12 02:31 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-14 21:58:32 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-12 02:31:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
I am trying to install redhat linux on a presario 900z laptop.
After having inserted the boot diskette installation reaches window where
decision between cdrom and hard-drive is required. Choosing cdrom results in
"redhat cdrom not found".

Have tried linux hdc=cdrom nodma, hdd=cdrom nodma, hdc=cdrom noautotune,
hdd=cdrom noautotune without success.  


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some of the error messages sent to screen:

System message: trying to mount hdc
System log:  hdc:ATAPI reset timed-out, status =0x00
                    ide1 reset timed-out, status=0x00
                    end_request I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 0
                    iosfs-read-super bread failed, dev=16:00(hdc), sector 0  
(repeated multiple times)

also tried repeating with hda=cdrom, hdb=cdrom, and hdd=cdrom

In these cases the results were catastrophic with the computer entering an 
unresponsive states with 
following messages directed to the screen:

for hda   hda: status error status = 0x051
             drive ready seek complete error
             hda status error:erro = 0x04
             end_request:I/O error, dev 3:00(hda),sector 0
             unable to handle kernel null points dereference at virtual address 
             ... stack dump... etc

for hdb hdb:ATAPI reset complete
           hdb:status error status=0x00
           end-request I/O error,dev 03:40(hdb),sector 0
           unable to handle kernel null pointer dereference at virtual address 
           ...stack dump....

hdd messages were similar to those of hda

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-11-14 21:58:22 UTC
If it is of any use. The laptop has windows XP home edition installed.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-18 20:42:10 UTC
It appears either the CD drive or the CD media is bad if you are getting these

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