Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 96942
installer can't find CD-ROM
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
fresh install on HP/Compaq ML350 G3
computer successfully boots from the IDE CD-ROM but
the installer cannot see that the RedHat Linux 9 CD
is inserted. On VC #4: Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
I've verified that the drive is jumpered as Master.
I've also tried booting with "ide=nodma".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Have you tested the CD media?
A 'linux mediacheck' on the target machine results in the same
error: that it cannot "see" the CD.
I don't have another machine on which I can run the mediacheck,
at the moment. However, I can tell you that this media was
used to install another machine successfully. Also, I was able
to mount the 3 install CDs and copy their contents to another box,
so that I could complete the installation of the ML350 box via NFS.
Finally, the RedHat Linux 8.0 install works on the target machine.
This sounds like either a kernel or hardware issue.
May be related to bug 92162.
I have also been experiencing this problem with a new machine. The drive in
question is a SONY CDU5221 in my case. I am able to install 7.2 on the machine,
but 7.3, 8.0 and 9.0 can't see the CDROM. I suspect the problem lies in the
upgrade in the ide-cdrom driver version from 4.59 to 4.59-ac1.
After installing RedHat 7.2 on the new machine, I can mount and read the
installation disks in the CDROM drive for each uninstallable versions.
If, during the install of 7.3, 8.0 or 9.0, I attempt to set hdc=cdrom, the
installer crashes with a kernel panic.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/