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Old 12-08-2004, 02:19 AM   #1
ddaas
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Unhappy slackware 10 doesnt recognize my cdrom


Hi,
I tried to install slackware 10 on my P4 IBM NetVista and the installation process didn't start because the cdrom cound't have been recognized.
I mean the screen where I could choose target partitions, installation media, packages etc.

Have you any idea?

Thanks,
ddaas
 
Old 12-08-2004, 05:07 AM   #2
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I dont get your question. What happens when you put in the Slack CDs and boot? Have you downloaded ISOs? then you may want to do an md5sum check.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 06:38 AM   #3
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I can boot from the cd. after a few screens where I choose the keyboard layout, a log in as root and type setup from the console, comes that screen with options. Here I have to set my partitions (swap and ext3), select the media from where the packages will be installed. Here comes the problem. I select "auto scan for cd/dvd" - or something like this. Is says that no cdrom could be mounted or that the cdrom drive is not supported by the kernel.

That's all. Here stops everything.

I have already installed slackware on other computers and all was ok. I have used the same CDs.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 06:40 AM   #4
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I am also a bit confused. If you are saying it fails when it asks where the cd is but actually boots, trying identifying it manually rather than auto. If you have a scsi box you may have to boot the scsi kernel rather than bare.i
 
Old 12-09-2004, 11:28 PM   #5
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Yeah, or you can also try to specify the device manually, if you know which one it is: /dev/abc
 
  


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