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Old 02-21-2011, 12:47 AM   #1
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Mandriva free 2010.2 "No CDROM device found" macbook pro


hey guys, i got frustrated with mandriva in the past when i had these problems and swiched to ubuntu. Ubuntu was good but i really wanted Mandriva. I have made a working dvd. I know it works because it will install correctly on a virtual machine on parallels desktop. I have searched google and my problem seems to be encountered by many others, but i just can't seem to find a solution.
My problem is, i run the Mandriva dvd, it works and shows me the four options, "boot from hard disc, install ect" i choose install, and then it comes up with "No CDROM device found" i say ok, then it says "which driva should i try to gain MEDIA access?"

I'm lost with what to do guys, i'm a newbie with linux, and only fiddled with Ubuntu a little (which installed fine by the way(uninstalled now))
 
Old 02-21-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
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I don't know how much this will help, but when I was installing ubuntu on a machine, I had to make a boot disk using sbm, on a floppy, then boot the cd. The only other thing I can think of that might help is if it is looking for a cd in a cd drive, as opposed to a dvd.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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My computer doesn't have a floppy drive so that won't be any good. i read on google that one theory is that it will boot of the cd like it originally does but once the install starts the kernel needs a driva to frind the cd drive, or something like that. Any more ideas

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