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Old 02-20-2006, 12:50 AM   #1
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cdrom device not detected during install

Hello everyone, I'm installing mandrake 10 and I get an error saying "cdrom device not detected". I have a lite-on dvd+-r/+-rw drive. It detects cds and dvds in winXP just fine. I changed the boot sequence to cdrom first, then hdd, and finally removable device. It does seem to detect the mandrake cd because it displays a mandrake screen before the error shows up. How do I take care of this? Thanks.
Old 02-20-2006, 01:37 AM   #2
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im having the same prllem with knoppix brotha...
Old 02-20-2006, 12:49 PM   #3
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I've read other posts where people suggest loading the 2.4 kernel by pressing F1 for more options and then typing alt1 but the mandrake screen doesn't respond to antyhing I type. It eventually just goes to a black screen that says welcome to mandrake and has the "error: no cdrom device detected". There are options on the botton like alt-<something> but it again doesn't respond to anything I type.
If it helps my specs besides the DVD burner already mentioned are as follows:
DFI nf4 ultra infinity MOBO
AMD64 3000+ Venice processor
1Gb Kingston HyperX ram
XFX geforce 128Mb 6600gt PCI-E
WD 120Gb caviar HDD-With 10Gb unpartitioned space that I plan to use for mandrake.

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