this is really weird problem:
boot up from the Fedora Core 2 cd and it gets stuck (for about 1-2 minutes)at the running /sbin/loader line and then asks me what media i want to install from, I choose local CDROM and i wait another 1-2 minutes and i get an error: CD Not Found, the Fedora Core CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives. Please insert the Fedora Core CD and press OK to retry.
I know the CDs are good because the images passed md5, and the install cd WORKS on another computer! (that computer boots into the installer very quicky and immediate asks if i want to check the media - i did, and it passed.... the bad computer however just pauses for 1-2 minutes and never gives me that option)
i'm not sure if it's hardware, i used to have two TDK VeloCD burners on the secondary IDE, i've tried the boot cd from each of those, and then i even tried two additional CDRW or DVD drives and the same problem.
how can the CDROM regonize the CD to boot into the installer and then not detect the CD? that's weird. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
p.s. I ALSO had the same problem with Mandrake 10.0 install CDs, where it'll boot into the installer but then never find the CD.
oh, i forgot to post my current hardware specs:
AMD Athlon 1600+
890+ MB DDR RAM
Primary Master 60g Western Digital
Primary Slave 40g Maxtor
Secondary Master - 16X DVD-rom (don't know the brand)
GeForce 4 MX
SB Live! 5.1