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Old 02-13-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
CrashAndBurn
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Problem installing Slackware 9.0 on old computer with Sony CDU33a CD-ROM drive


I am trying to install Slackware 9.0 on an old Pentium, 133 Mhz and 16Mb RAM. I am able to boot OK and start the installation using the boot and root floppies, but once I try to select the CD-ROM drive to continue I am told that it cannot be detected.
My CD-ROM drive is a Sony CDU33a. It was supported on old versions by using the cdu31a.i kernel but I noticed that, as of version 8.0, this kernel is not offered in the bootdisks section. I have tried using the old_cd.i kernel as well as the cdu31a.i kernel that is offered with the older versions but neither one will work.
The only solution I see is just giving up and going with one of the old Slackware versions but I really want to be up to date so could anyone indicate to me how to fix this problem? Are old CD-ROM drives just not supported anymore? Thanks.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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Have you tried to mount /dev/hdc ?
 
Old 02-14-2004, 07:15 PM   #3
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If I am not mistaken, the installation tries to mount the CD-ROM device by itself when the option to install from a CD is selected.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 11:31 PM   #4
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It does, but I had issues with it myself and had to mount hdc and install from a premounted directory... :/

Though, mine detected it.. Just didn't have any packages on it o_0
 
Old 02-17-2004, 01:57 AM   #5
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I'm having a similar problem with my Panasonic CR-585 drive. I used the old_cds.i and bare.i CD-images. When I type "mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom", I get "mount: No medium found".
 
  


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