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Old 10-26-2002, 04:16 AM   #1
ZenBee
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Install RedHat 8.0 - drive not ready for command


Hi,

I hope someone can give me a hint on what to do...

hda = 35Gb - WD80Gb Part 1
hdb = 10Gb - WD80Gb Part 2
hdc = LITEON DVD CD player
hdd = LITEON CD writer

If i boot from the RH8 cd, i get the following errors:

<4> hdd: irq timeout: status=0xc0 {Busy}
<4> hdd: ATAPI reset timed-out, status=0xd1
<4> ide1: reset: success
<4> end_request: I/O error, dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 0

so i reboot and start the install with:
linux hdd=noprobe

Now it boots into the blue selection screen.
I select Language = Englisch, Keyb = us
Now the message: "The RedHat Linux CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives." appears....
(if i go to shell 4) i see the following errors:
<4> hdc: drive not ready for command.
<4> hdc: isofs_read_super: bread failed dev=16:00 iso_blknum=16, block=32

I can't get any further now.....
I also tried to switch off APM (from BIOS)
and i tried to boot with the following parameters:
linux noprobe
linux apm=off
linux ide=nodma
linux ide=nodma idebus=33
linux ide=nodma idebus=66
linux noapic
linux ide0=ata66
linux ide1=ata66

All to no avail !

Does anyone have a clue on how to get past this ?

Thanks in advance !
 
Old 10-26-2002, 05:43 AM   #2
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Do you have any other bootable cds you can try to eliminate the possibility that your RH8 cds are bad?Did you download the iso images and burn them to cdr?It sounds like its the cds.
Is this a newly built computer?
HTH
lynch
 
Old 10-26-2002, 06:00 AM   #3
ZenBee
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Hi lynch,

I have other bootable CD's that work fine.
but i'm now redowning the ISO's to try a hdd install from a fat32 partition.....
Just to see if i get the same errors after installing with this RH kernel (2.4.18-14).

It's a quite new system. I've got WinXP running on hda & hdb (needed for work and compatibility with customers)

I'll be back to report on how things went with HDD install !

Thanks for answering though !

Max
 
Old 10-26-2002, 06:26 AM   #4
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Hi,Max.
Can you read the files on the original set of RH8 cds from XP?If all you see is an .iso,then they may be good but need to be burned to the cds correctly.Look at this for hints
Of course,you may be quite adept at cd recording and did the burning the right way to begin with.If so,re-downloading(as you say you are doing)would be the next thing to try.Also dont forget to do the checksums.
Good luck
lynch
 
Old 10-26-2002, 06:45 AM   #5
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Hi Lynch,

The CD's are burnt OK.....

[background info]
Although i'm posting in the Newbie Section.... This doesn't mean i'm new to computers (or Linux for that matter); Working in the comp/networking scene for over 15 years now....
[/background info]

The only problem i have is that the CD boots OK, but if the RH kernel starts mounting the ATAPI devices it freaks out.....
Could have something to do with the VIA KT333 or the VIA VT8235 on board....

Anyhow....

I'll let you know how the HDD install works....


Greets & Thanks again,

Max
 
Old 10-26-2002, 09:05 AM   #6
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Hi Lynch,

The system installed OK now.... Strange but it works !

Only problem now is support for any res higher as 800x600 with nvidia G4....

I think i'll browse these boards for an answer


Thanks again !

Max
 
Old 10-26-2002, 09:14 AM   #7
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Glad to hear it! Did you install from the hdd?You'll get a bad download now and then,especially with a DL that large.
Yeah,there's a lot of info on installing Nvidia drivers at this site.
Good luck.
lynch
 
Old 10-27-2002, 04:31 PM   #8
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Question a divergence

Sorry to say I can't help you with your CDrom issue but I think you can help me. I'm trying to install RH8.0 from HDD also. (My cdrom is firewire based .

Can you tell me what files you placed on the hard drive and in what type of partition. I can't seem to get this right.

thanks,

Jax
 
Old 10-28-2002, 01:43 AM   #9
ZenBee
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Hi Jax2,

Just put the ISO files in the root of a FAT or FAT32 partition on your hdd.

If you want to boot you will need a boot floppy to get the install going.

I hope it'll work !


BTW: Just a tip;
If you installed RH8 and you can't get CDROM going if the system boots and you want to install additional packages from the iso-files you'll have to open a konsole window (Alt-F2 then type 'konsole' <enter>)
if the drive where tha iso's are is mounted, type the following:

redhat-config-packages --isodir=/path/to/dir/with/ISOs/

That's the only thing that works

Good luck !!!
 
Old 10-28-2002, 12:29 PM   #10
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By the ISO files I assume you mean the three cd images and not the individual files from the cd.

jax
 
Old 10-28-2002, 01:08 PM   #11
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Yup,

Just the
psyche-i386-disc1.iso
psyche-i386-disc2.iso
psyche-i386-disc3.iso

and optionally:
psyche-i386-disc4.iso
psyche-i386-disc5.iso

in one partiton.
The installer can read the ISO files and installs from that.

Good luck !!
 
  


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