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Old 05-11-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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install slamd64 from usb cd-rom


Hi,

I'm having trouble to install slamd64.
I can boot the CD without problem but when it's time to choose source (CD) it can't be found.
I haven't got any floppy or other nfs-share to install it from and I can't tell which device to manually mount the CD from, dmesg tells me nothing about the dev.
How do I get information on which dev the CD is attached to?
I've also tried to mount a usb memorystick but I can't find that either among the dev's.

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Old 05-11-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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dear friend

what version of ur bios u r using ? becoz the way u r trying to use is called usb booting....if ur pc is more than 6 months old then u must upgrade ur bios so that it could support usb booting.....
i hope u got the solution of ur problem
 
Old 05-11-2007, 10:26 AM   #3
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but i'm having no trouble booting from the cd...

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Old 05-11-2007, 10:37 AM   #4
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What does lsusb show?
 
Old 05-11-2007, 10:42 AM   #5
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haven't got lsusb on boot

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Old 05-11-2007, 11:06 AM   #6
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Did you try modprobing these: (or modprobe also doesn't work?)
usb_storage
uhci_hcd
ohci_hcd
ehci_hcd

I'm not sure if your cd will be found but these are needed for usb to function properly.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 12:05 PM   #7
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allen is write and i m sure that due to older version of bios u can't install from that cd because during installation it would probe an error message

could not find the cd/dvd or installation cd
or
could not acces the cd drive because the processor awaits the data tranfer through ata/sata port however its coming from usb port so the cd becomes non-accessible during installation
 
  


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