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Old 08-13-2003, 05:23 PM   #1
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red hat 8 installation CD fails to recognize new 52X LG CD R/RW GCE-8523B

red hat 8 installation CD fails to recognize my new 52X LG CD R/RW GCE-8523B..
when I contacted LG support they advised me to use Windows XP instead.. However the carton containing the device mentioned that it is compatible with Linux Slackware version 2.3 (Read Only)

Is there no way I can install Red Hat using the CD drive??
Will Red Hat 9 solve my problem??
Old 08-13-2003, 06:02 PM   #2
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The red hat kernel will need to have the appropriate module for your drive. I would suggest doing a hard disk install if you can on read hat, copy it all in windows to a folder. ( I know you can do this in MD but I haven't installed red hat in a looong time)

Once you've installed red hat you can recompile the kernel with the bits you need.
Old 08-13-2003, 06:15 PM   #3
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Post your /boot/grub/grub.conf file. Mine:
# Duron 950 uillean box /boot/grub/grub.conf file
title Mandrake Linux 9.0
        kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7 devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi quiet vga=788 mem=nopentium
        initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
title Red Hat Linux 7.3
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-3 ro root=/dev/hda6 hdd=ide-scsi mem=nopentium
        initrd /initrd-2.4.18-3.img
title Gentoo Linux
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel (hd0,1)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda3 hdd=ide-scsi mem=nopentium
title Windows 98 Sucky Edition
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1
What does /dev/cdrom point to? (should be a symbolic link pointing to /dev/scd0)?

Are your modules loaded?
 root@uilleann ~ # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
<extra stuff snipped>
ide-scsi                9664   0 
scsi_mod              108608   1  [ide-scsi]
ide-cd                 30272   0 
cdrom                  32224   0  [ide-cd]
# CD burning info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus
Adding an IDE CD-Writer to Linux
CD Writing HOWTO
Burning CDs on Linux
# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -Jr -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools


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