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CDROM not found during installation of 9.1 - Linux Setup, Configuration & Administration

On Thursday 24 July 2003 11:49 pm, A. Tsakiris wrote: > After some reading on the web, I decided to give Mandrake 9.1 a > try. I downloaded the three disks, checked the md5sums, and > burned the CDs (all on a Windows machine; it has the CD burner). > > I booted my Dell CPi laptop (266 MHz, 4 GB HDD, 128 MB RAM) using > the first CD, got to the first screen (i.e. the one with > "... press Enter to install or upgrade ..."), pressed enter. It > looks like the PCMCIA cards (network and modem) ...

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    Default Re: CDROM not found during installation of 9.1

    On Thursday 24 July 2003 11:49 pm, A. Tsakiris wrote:
    > After some reading on the web, I decided to give Mandrake 9.1 a
    > try. I downloaded the three disks, checked the md5sums, and
    > burned the CDs (all on a Windows machine; it has the CD burner).
    >
    > I booted my Dell CPi laptop (266 MHz, 4 GB HDD, 128 MB RAM) using
    > the first CD, got to the first screen (i.e. the one with
    > "... press Enter to install or upgrade ..."), pressed enter. It
    > looks like the PCMCIA cards (network and modem) were found and
    > understood. Then I got a screen that said my CD ROM drive could
    > not be found (the CD ROM drive I just booted from). I tried a
    > few of the other driver modules that were offered up as choices,
    > but still no success.
    >
    > The CD drive plugs into a modular bay, but has (I believe) a
    > regular ATAPI interface.
    Maybe not.
    > Any suggestions on the next step?
    Yes. I've had this happen on installs on desktops before. Go ahead
    and complete the Mandrake install normally. Reboot and see, if the
    CDROM is there. (A lot of times, it will be.) Look in /etc/fstab to
    see if it is listed:

    cat /etc/fstab in a terminal window.

    If it's not listed there, do a

    ls -l /dev/cdrom (That's a lower case "el" for "link")

    to see, if there is a symbolic link to the actual device name. If
    there is, you should get something like this:

    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Jul 24 2003 /dev/cdrom -> hdc

    If it's not shown by these two methods or it is, but you can't access
    it, get back to us here for more suggestions.

    --
    Stefan Patric
    [email]tootek2[/email]
    Stefan Patric Guest

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    Default CDROM not found during installation of 9.1

    After some reading on the web, I decided to give Mandrake 9.1 a
    try. I downloaded the three disks, checked the md5sums, and
    burned the CDs (all on a Windows machine; it has the CD burner).

    I booted my Dell CPi laptop (266 MHz, 4 GB HDD, 128 MB RAM) using
    the first CD, got to the first screen (i.e. the one with
    "... press Enter to install or upgrade ..."), pressed enter. It
    looks like the PCMCIA cards (network and modem) were found and
    understood. Then I got a screen that said my CD ROM drive could
    not be found (the CD ROM drive I just booted from). I tried a
    few of the other driver modules that were offered up as choices,
    but still no success.

    The CD drive plugs into a modular bay, but has (I believe) a
    regular ATAPI interface.

    Any suggestions on the next step?

    --
    A. Tsakiris

    A. Tsakiris Guest

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    Default Re: CDROM not found during installation of 9.1

    A. Tsakiris wrote:
    > After some reading on the web, I decided to give Mandrake 9.1 a
    > try. I downloaded the three disks, checked the md5sums, and
    > burned the CDs (all on a Windows machine; it has the CD burner).
    >
    > I booted my Dell CPi laptop (266 MHz, 4 GB HDD, 128 MB RAM) using
    > the first CD, got to the first screen (i.e. the one with
    > "... press Enter to install or upgrade ..."), pressed enter. It
    > looks like the PCMCIA cards (network and modem) were found and
    > understood. Then I got a screen that said my CD ROM drive could
    > not be found (the CD ROM drive I just booted from). I tried a
    > few of the other driver modules that were offered up as choices,
    > but still no success.
    >
    > The CD drive plugs into a modular bay, but has (I believe) a
    > regular ATAPI interface.
    >
    > Any suggestions on the next step?
    >
    Did you tyr telling it where the CD drive was at the prompt?

    linux cdrom=/dev/hdX

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    David Guest

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    Default Re: CDROM not found during installation of 9.1

    Stefan Patric <tootek2> writes:
    > > Then I got a screen that said my CD ROM drive could not be
    > > found (the CD ROM drive I just booted from). I tried a few
    > > of the other driver modules that were offered up as
    > > choices, but still no success.
    > Go ahead and complete the Mandrake install normally.
    I'm installing from the CD in the CD ROM drive. How do I
    complete the installation (if the CD ROM isn't recognized)?

    --
    A. Tsakiris
    A. Tsakiris Guest

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