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Old 09-30-2004, 10:09 PM   #31
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I, too, have a Samsung SC-140 CD Drive

I am also trying to install Mandrake 10 Community!

The CD is good (worked on other computers)

Is there any fix for this?

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Old 11-02-2004, 03:17 PM   #32
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I am in the same boat. Have the same CD-rom and same kind of problem. Please help! How do I turn of DMA access??
 
Old 11-09-2004, 07:52 PM   #33
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I started another thread just now with the same problem. Then I found this one, figures, lol. I Am installing Mandrake 10.1 Official. I won't go into details but it is the same problem that everyone else is having. The Mandrake HD compatibilty list shows Samsung SC 140's as compatible, at least other users have gotten them to work.

So I have made it past F1, When I get to the spot where it wants me to load drivers from a floppy I push ok, the it says it can't find any floppy(becuase I don't have on, lol,) then it sends me to a list.

On this list it has drivers for ex.; floppy.ko, isofs.ko, cdrom.ko, etc. Now out of this list is there a driver I can take off of this cd-rom on my working linux computer and put it on floppy, then install it?


I reall would hate to have to type in the whole list so if there is anyone who can check this out for me and guide me I would appreciate it. As for my other post I am gpoing to delete it becuase there is no sense in having two threads, or more, like this, lol.

Also I am working on this computer for a friend and I was hoping to get it back to them tonight, I even told him this should only take a couple of hours, max. Should have kept my mouth shut, lol


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Old 11-09-2004, 08:12 PM   #34
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Here is an update. I did some searching on Google Linux and this is what I found so far. The Samsung SC-140 is a cd-rom that probably has an older atapi standard that the newer distros can't pick up.


As far as a solution... I haven't found it yet but as soon as I can find Mandrake 9 I am going to see if that works and then upgrade it to 10.0 Official if it does work.


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Old 11-09-2004, 09:07 PM   #35
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Samsung SC-140 is an Eide that is not found by Mandrake, though it is on the HArdware compatibility list. What needs to be done is making a floppy that has drivers on it for the cd-rom. I know in some older distros they use to have a floppy you could make, examply SuSe 7.0, that had additional drivers on them. Does anyone know where to get something like this, or how to make it, for Mandrake 10.0 Official or 10.1 Community? I am guessing the Commercial version of Mandrake 10.0, 10.1 will detect this cd-rom without any problem and install it. If I can't work around this I am going to install Ubuntu on my friends computer, the only other distro I know that gives Mandrake a run for its money.



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Old 11-09-2004, 09:55 PM   #36
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Ok, I tried something else.

Here it is step by step, until I hit a wall again.


First I formated a floppy, ext2, using Ubuntu 4.10. I used standard format. The first floppy I used returned an error, I put another in and it formated fine. Also, a side note, when I quick formated the first one it did not return any error message. I am guessing the standard format checked it more closely.



Then from Ubuntu I cd'ed into my Madrake partition and went to; "/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-10mdk/kernel/drivers/cdrom" and copied cdrom.ko.gz to the floppy. I was going to go one by one through all of them until I got it. I inserted the floppy into the other computer and it told me it wasn't a linux ext2 floppy.

I am stuck again... I am wondering if there is a special way that the disk needs to be set up in order for me to use it. Well, back to searching, sigh....

Webwolf

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Old 11-09-2004, 10:22 PM   #37
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I tried it yet another way, wasn't sure if this would make a difference, and it didn't.

as root,
"mke2fs /dev/fd0
dd if=/home/webwolf/Desktop/cdrom.img of=/dev/fd0
"
It copied fine, but it is still telling me that it is not a linux ext2..... YES IT IS, lol.

I am now taking a break. If anyone has any ideas PLEASE post them lol


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Old 11-10-2004, 02:26 AM   #38
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I finally did it. I tried several different things, I even came up with some of my own. I looked all over the web for an answer and I finally figured it out. I Solved the problem! I did it! I took out the Samsung and replaced it with another cd-rom. It works great now.



Webwolf
 
Old 11-10-2004, 03:34 AM   #39
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Last edited by Bennyjamin; 11-10-2004 at 03:35 AM.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 07:08 PM   #40
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I have the same problem.....this is a new box, 2.8GHz with 1GB RAM. I am able to boot off the CD, and it gets to the options of Install/Upgrade or "Other Options" page.

If I install, it loads the IDE drivers, then chokes on the CDROM replying that no drivers are available and to insert the "additional drivers floppy". I thought I'd just create a floppy with the cdrom.img, but it's too big to fit on floppy.

Then I thought I'd do what I did on another box before, and install 9.2 then upgrade. My 9.2 gets to the point where there is 36 minutes left on the install, then locks the machine. This is beginning to suck...
 
Old 12-05-2004, 08:34 AM   #41
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i had similar booting problems with my Mandrake 10 comunity.
I put it in my USB iomega zip drive, then transfered to my Matshita DVDROM and it installed fine.

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Old 12-06-2004, 12:56 AM   #42
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Mandrake 10 Install problem

A very kind individual (Kano) within the newbie section gave some insights to the problem, and a workaraound that they came up with.

"OK I think I've partially cracked this one. Never mind the floppy or burning alt files business, it won't work. Use the install CD. At the first install press f1 then f2 for expert mode (even if you're not). Select alt1, enter and then install from cd-rom. This has got me round all the problems with no cd-rom device detected and no ext2 floppy in drive on my Toshiba Tecra 750DVD."

Haven't tried this myself yet as I loaded the box with Redhat
 
Old 07-21-2007, 03:00 AM   #43
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Smile probably very too late...

Hi guys, probably is VERY TOO LATE but....

first of all I'm not a troll
second

add " ide=nodma " as kernel boot parameters,
or "all-generic-ide" for the "new" 2.6 Kernel...

ok ???

Otherway, copy the isoes to the hard disk (or an external hard drive) and install from this resource...

Sorry (the link WAS valid, anyway)....
 
  


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