Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91284
(IDE)Installer has bad CD-ROM paramaters for TEAC slimline
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to run the RedHat 9 installer, I am able to boot off of the CD-ROM
just fine. However, once I select an option and the kernel is loaded, the CD-ROM
stops working. This is a Dell PowerEdge 1650 with (I believe) a TEAC slimline
CD-ROM. As the kernel messages pass by, I see the kernel attempting to set a
speed on the CD-ROM and an error occuring, I'm assuming this is the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert RedHat 9 disc 1
2. boot computer
3. select any option
4. watch as the installer loses the CD-ROM
I am unable to use the CD-ROM to install RedHat, I had to install over the network.
The installer's kernel should not set bad CD-ROM parameters
exact error seems to be:hda
exact error appears to be:
hda : set_drive_speed_status: error=0x04
Would appear to be a kernel issue.
set_speed_status being rejected is fine. I need to know the messages about the
IDE leading up to the fail
sorry, i only had the one 1650 free and have since deployed it into production.
i'm getting more in, but it'll be awhile. dell has released a boot image that
works though, perhaps that would help? it's available at
http://support.dell.com/FileLib/Format.aspx?c=us&l=en&ReleaseID=R59144. if the
ticket is still open when i get my other 1650's in i'll grab the ide message.
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