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Old 11-07-2006, 07:02 AM   #16
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Please post your /etc/fstab file and check (as root) the /var/log/messages file for the device, example typed command;

cat /var/log/messages | grep CD

Also please try booting into Linux without the switches noapic ide=nodma in the kernel line.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 10:55 AM   #17
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cat /etc/fstab

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0

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As you can see, no media is listed.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 10:58 AM   #18
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cat /etc/fstab

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0

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Old 11-07-2006, 11:20 AM   #19
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cat /var/log/messages | grep CD :

Lists my DVD-player and my CD-burner.
sample: "hdc: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 1984kB Cache"
"Hdd: HITACHI DVD-ROM GD-2500, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive"

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cat /var/log/messages | grep drive_cmd :

Lists some errors.
Sample: "hdb: drive_cmd: status=0x51 {DriveReady SeekComplete Error}"
"hdb: drive_cmd: error=0x04 {DriveStatusError}"
"hda: drive_cmd: status=0x51 {DriveReady SeekComplete Error}"
"hda: drive_cmd: error=0x04 {DriveStatusError}"

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I can also see that X has alot of errors. And will not start up. But we already know that...


Well, I cant find so much interresting in /var/log/messages
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Starting up without "noapic ide=nodma" causes the loader to stall. I cant get into "3".
 
Old 11-09-2006, 06:34 AM   #20
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I will try updating the BIOS....
 
  


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