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Old 06-28-2003, 07:18 AM   #1
johnnyr77
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Cannot find my CD ROM during Source step in Slackware 9.0


Hi All!

I've gotten as far as entering the source for the installation (in my case a CD burned from Slackware_9.0.iso).

However, now when I try to set up the cd-rom drive as the source I get a message telling me that it cannot find a cd-rom drive.

The CD-rom is integrated.

Has anyone else run into a similar problem? How can I get past this frustrating snag?

Any help is appreciated,

John
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:59 AM   #2
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I assume you started the Slackware installation from a bootfloppy?

Maybe you need to make a different Slackware bootfloppy, which supports your particular CD-ROM type :

"http://www.slackware.com/install/bootdisk.php"
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:49 AM   #3
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Cropcircle,

Thanks for the advice but I can't seem to find a bootdisk that fits my HD, a toshiba HD... I'm currently booting with bare.i. It seems to me that all the other bootdisks are rather specific. Is there another more general bottdisk like bare.i?
 
Old 07-05-2003, 12:54 PM   #4
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Out of curiousity, what happens if you put the Red Hat Linux 7.3 bootdisks in your computer :

boot.img - boot image for CD and hard drive based install
bootnet.img - boot image for network based install
drvblock.img - Supplemental Block Device Drivers
oldcdrom.img - Supplemental CDROM controllers for old CD-ROM's.

When you've booted from the Red Hat Linux 7.3 floppies, look at the output of the kernel while booting. Does it find your harddisk? Does it find your CD-ROM (maybe you need oldcdrom.img).

ps. the age of your laptop might be one of the reasons of the problem. Although Linux - the kernel - itself supports a lot of hardware, most Linux distributors like Slackware and Red Hat, only support the more common hardware out there, so you might try the older distributions of Linux.

ps. the reason I mentioned the older Red Hat Linux 7.3 instead of the latest version, Red Hat Linux 9, is because I'm almost certain that the new Red Hat Linux will not work on your system.

ps. Instead of Slackware 9.0, you might want to try an older version of Slackware.
 
  


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