Originally posted by 12Derek34
Error scenario: Unable to read partition table (of /dev/hda) when a SCSI CD-ROM is on the system.
Why: The install boot sequence failes to create the SCSI devices under /dev.
Solution: When the installer reaches the point where the error message is displayed, press CTRL-ALT-F2 to go to a console and type at the prompt "mknod /dev/sr0 c 11 0" and then return to the GUI by pressing CTRL-ALT-F7. Select "no" to deleting the drive and the install process will loop back and work the second time.
Maybe this is a solution?!
I just followed your instructions and it sure did work even though I had to add sr1 as well. And that on an empty disk (no partitions at all).
Thanks a bunch!!
For the rest of you:
Any one seen any info on why this happens?
For my self I've never seen it and I have used MDK since June 1998.
AMD Duron 1300 MHz
SCSI controller Adaptec 2940 UA with a DAT and Plextor CD
HDA = IBM DESKSTAR IC35L060AVVA07-0
HDB/HDC = Maxtor (unknown atm) size 40 GB each