Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91498
install can't mount cd2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
I started to install red hat 9 from cd's.
I selected the expert option, rather than 'workstation',
The install started smoothly, installing RPMs.
When it asked to insert cd2, I did, and it said it couldn't
I tried several times.
I made a new cd.
I started over, and verified that the cd's were good via the
installer cd test. Same problem.
I verified the md5 checksum of the iso files.
I tried to install red hat 8, and I had the same problem with
I have previously installed red hat 8 and red hat 9 with those same
Booting into windows xp, I ran nero cdspeed, and tested the cds.
I ran surface tests and file tests, and there were no problems.
I tested the cdrom drive, and there were no problems.
The system with the problems is a amd xp2000, with 512mb of ddr
ram, a 40 gig hd, a cdrw, an new elitegroup motherboard.
I made a 200m partition for boot, a 4000m partition for /
a 500m partition for swap and a ~4000m partition for home.
I have successfully installed with those cd's to a dual processor
pIII 933 and a pIII notebook and a dual processor pentium pro 200.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install on my machine
Actual Results: Can't mount cd2
Expected Results: Boring smooth install
Sounds like a problem with the CD drive in the system having problems. I've seen
enough of these types of reports to believe its possible. Can you swap out the
CD drive and see if that fixes the issue?
I will swap out the cdrom drive today.
However, I did run (win xp) nero cdspeed on the rh9 disk 2 as well as a
koppix 3.2 disk, and there were no problems. I even did a surface scan and
a file scan on the rh9 disk 2.
cdspeed does very through testing of the cdrom drive.
It is also a brand new verbatim 48x 16x 48x cdrw burner, and installed
win xp flawlessly.
Very strange, but the other cd drive seems to work 'better'.
I am extracting RPM's from cd2 as I type this.