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Old 09-12-2003, 09:31 PM   #1
mikeeltoro
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Problem loading Linux RedHat 9.0


hey...
i have 1 cd rom and one cd writer rom...
after starting the installing of redhat....
I am asked
1) language
2) keyboard language
3) type of boot

then......... it goes into

CD NOT FOUND... PLEASE INSERT RED HAT 9.0 INTO CD ROM.

what could possibly cause this??

If it could read to launch pre-install settings, why cant' it install all the way ?!?!?

plz assist me

Michael
 
Old 09-12-2003, 09:39 PM   #2
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Redhat 9.0 is 3 CDs.

You need all 3 CDs.


linuxiso.org
 
Old 09-12-2003, 10:01 PM   #3
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yes, i have all 3 iso ....
during the pre-install of the first disk:
it loads pre-install screen (where it tells you stuff like F5 = rescue).

then, after it it checks all my hardware...
it goes into select a languge and source of boot.

when i select CD ROM, it says CD NOT FOUND.

my bios is set CD boot.

plz help
 
Old 09-12-2003, 10:34 PM   #4
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Sometimes the answer is to simply to put the CD into the other drive and start again. If it does boot up, do a media check on all of your media.

The kernel needs to know, later when you figure more stuff out, that the writer is ide-scsi.

You may need to pass the kernel the boot parameter: hdX=ide-scsi. (X being the location of the drive. The naming convention in linux is first position [master] of first IDE [primary or IDE-0] is /dev/hda. Second position [slave] is /dev/hdb. Secondary IDE [IDE-2] first device [master] is /dev/hdd. Secondary IDE second device [slave] is /dev/hde.

The master/slave thing is the jumper setting on the drive when you installed it-0r- the cable position if the cables are of the type where you put the jumpers into the position CS [cable select] when you installed the devices.

This would all take place at the first prompt. That is, the one where you type in $>: Linux -or- $>: Linux text -or- $>: Linux rescue.

Try: $>: Linux append="hdx=ide-scsi"
again with the x being the position of the CDRW drive.

Last edited by Eqwatz; 09-12-2003 at 11:09 PM.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 10:37 PM   #5
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when i am root (very beginning) and i type Linux Mediacheck.... it lauches straight to the questions gives me error CD NOT FOUND. PLEASE INSERT CD IN CD ROM.

 
Old 09-12-2003, 10:39 PM   #6
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i forgot.... when i attempt to eject the disk... my disk tray doesn't open.

 
Old 09-12-2003, 10:41 PM   #7
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I have the exact same problem, but I have not been able to figure out a solution...thinking about trying a different Linux distribution
 
Old 09-12-2003, 10:42 PM   #8
mikeeltoro
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yeh, I was looking @ SuSe and Mandrake before....
I think i will go w/ one of them if i cant resolve my issue(s)
 
Old 09-12-2003, 11:26 PM   #9
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Or maybe Redhat just doesn't like people in NJ...im in Freehold
 
Old 09-12-2003, 11:28 PM   #10
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lol !

I'm 2 blocks from Rutgers, Newark.
Very nice area
 
Old 09-13-2003, 02:24 AM   #11
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I have found in order to eject a cd from the player, you must unmount the cd currently in the drive. I am not sure why, but I guess it is to update the cache.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 11:48 AM   #12
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Mounting and unmounting takes place in windows as well, you just don't see it. What I meant by starting over is to reboot, and while the bios messages are on the screen, ejecting the cd, then rebooting and putting the CD in the other drive--again during the bios messages, so it will boot up on the other device (the CDRW drive.)

I had problems with my LG-branded DVD/CDrom combo drive for installation. It took so long to initialize that things "timed-out". I was unable to use it as an installation drive--with CDroms. I read somewhere that the work around is to pass a kernel message about it being a slow drive. I never got it to work properly for install. And Yes, I was too stubborn to look it up. (I will probably look it up now because it really bugs me.)
 
  


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