Bug 7922 - CDROM keeps getting removed from system configuration.
CDROM keeps getting removed from system configuration.
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
1.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-12-21 03:21 EST by ryouga12
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 17:49:23 EST
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Description ryouga12 1999-12-21 03:21:27 EST
I have a Sony DVD-ROM DDU220E installed on my system.  I have used it in
the past to install from Red Hat 6.1.  I had no troubles the first time I
booted up linux.  However, the second time I booted up linux, the kudzu
program ran and removed the DDU220E from my configuration.  I then
attempted to reinstall the 6.1 distribution using this at the boot prompt:

linux hdc=cdrom

From there, the cdrom was detected like a normal ATAPI CDROM device.  This
resulted in recompiling the kernel, usually involving about 129 Megabytes
or packages (I forget which it was).  After recompiling, I rebooted linux
and the cdrom worked.  But after shutting down linux and rebooting, I used
lilo to boot to linux and Win98 (so sue me).  When I attempted to boot to
linux, I get unkown atapi device with kudzu running, telling me its
removing the DDU220E from my system.  I have even considering putting this
in lilo.conf:

append="hdb=noprobe hdc=cdrom" (I'm not sure if it's quotation marks or
single apostrophe's in the command line here.)

But each time I recompiled using the installation method, I get the cdrom
drive working just fine, it's just trying to keep the cdrom in the
configuration file thats getting to me.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-21 10:25:59 EST
Choose 'keep the existing configuration' and you
should be OK.

What does the entry for the drive in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf
look like?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-08 17:49:59 EST
closed, lack of input.

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