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Beagleburt 01-24-2006 07:18 AM

Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy) install fails on P2 - Pioneer DR-A24X CDROM
 
G'day from New Zealand!
I am TRYING to install Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) onto an old Pentium 2. The install crawls to a halt when it gets to "Detect & Mount CD-ROM" 22% - (it took 5 hrs to go from 0% to 22%, where it finally halted for nearly 7 hrs).:cry:

The CD-ROM is a Pioneer DR-A24X which I have seen elsewhere as causing problems when booting-up into Linux, but I can't find anything about how to INSTALL from one.

Doing a search on the cd-rom turned up the following:

The kernel documentation in cdrom/ide-cd discusses similar problems with Pioneer drives :
Quote:
If you own a Pioneer DR-A24X, you _will_ get nasty error messages
on boot such as "irq timeout: status=0x50 { DriveReady SeekComplete }"
The Pioneer DR-A24X CDROM drives are fairly popular these days.
Unfortunately, these drives seem to become very confused when we perform
the standard Linux ATA disk drive probe. If you own one of these drives,
you can bypass the ATA probing which confuses these CDROM drives, by
adding `append="hdX=noprobe hdX=cdrom"' to your lilo.conf file and running
lilo (again where X is the drive letter corresponding to where your drive
is installed.)

...so I tried adding 'append=hdX=noprobe hdX=cdrom" as a parameter to the "ide-Linux" (???? I think???) No! I was wrong: "ide-cd" was the module. This opened a new window which gave me the choice of loading a cd-rom driver from floppy-disk or choosing a module from /dev - (it told me how to 'switch to the shell on the 2nd terminal' (ALT + F2) & to use "ls /dev" to see the available devices (& ALT+F1 to get back to the installer window). Now "/dev" is filled with hundreds of files & Dirs. I tried a few of them but got nowhere...

Can anyone help with this problem? TKU for taking the time to read it, & TKU in advance of any reply.

HappyTux 01-24-2006 12:47 PM

Try when at the console you get when using the F2 modprobe -r ide-cd then modprobe ide-cd hdX=noprobe hdX=cdrom replacing the X with the letter of your drive if it is a slave drive on the cable with your primary HD then use b if it is a master on the second channel then use c if slave on this channel then use d.

Beagleburt 01-25-2006 02:34 AM

Dear Stephen,
TKU but I got a fatal error:
FATAL:Error inserting ide_cd(/lib/modules/2.6.12-9-386/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-cd.ko):
Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg):cry:
Found dmesg:
/bin # type dmesg
dmesg is a tracked alias for /bin/dmesg

I got the message that I should try a Network Install...but not having a network - can I copy the Ubuntu Install cdrom to the Harddrive & Install from there?...if so what do I have to do to avoid the cdrom probe/driver hassle????:confused:

TKU in anticipation!
BTW: My braincell is about to explode all over LQ.org! HELP prevent a dreadful mess!...ALL ADVICE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED.

Bruce Gilbert:Pengy:

HappyTux 01-25-2006 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beagleburt
Dear Stephen,
TKU but I got a fatal error:
FATAL:Error inserting ide_cd(/lib/modules/2.6.12-9-386/kernel/drivers/ide/ide-cd.ko):
Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg):cry:
Found dmesg:
/bin # type dmesg
dmesg is a tracked alias for /bin/dmesg

I got the message that I should try a Network Install...but not having a network - can I copy the Ubuntu Install cdrom to the Harddrive & Install from there?...if so what do I have to do to avoid the cdrom probe/driver hassle????:confused:

TKU in anticipation!
BTW: My braincell is about to explode all over LQ.org! HELP prevent a dreadful mess!...ALL ADVICE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED.

Bruce Gilbert:Pengy:

Try modinfo ide-cd to see what the options are for the module it looks like they may have changed from what you found in your search. Another thing would be get another cdrom and put it in the machine either temporarily or as a replacement to do the install.

Beagleburt 01-27-2006 06:00 AM

Dear Stephen,
First of all - Thankyou very much for your interest! I really appreciate it!
Tried modinfo ide-cd but I only got: /bin/sh: modinfo:not found????
I have a cd-rom in this Dell 3000 machine that I am using at the moment, so I shall swap it temporarily....TKU!

Bruce Gilbert


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