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Old 04-18-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
s.o.t.l
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mandrake 10


ive been trying most of today to install mandrake 10, but i keep getting this message during installation:

<4> hdc: cdrom_pc_intr: The drive appears confused (reason = 0x03)

any information on what im doing wrong would be greatly appreciated.

many thanks.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
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I would try going to MandrakeExpert.com

Hope this helps...

Cheers, Zegos
 
Old 04-18-2004, 07:47 PM   #3
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Well, as I've got no idea why your hdc: cdrom_pc_intr is getting confused, and making the presumption that it just doesn't like your "internal pc cdrom", which it's trying to call hdc (do you have more than one hard drive, because it looks as if it can see an "hda", normally your first hard drive, an "hdb" which could either be a second hard drive, or maybe a dvd drive or something like that),

then a quicker option than asking mandrakeexpert, would be to try putting the error into google and see if anyone else has had that problem.

Erm, did you burn the disc's yourself? if so, did you check the md5sum of the download?

regards

John
 
Old 04-19-2004, 01:59 PM   #4
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Originally posted by bigjohn
(do you have more than one hard drive, because it looks as if it can see an "hda", normally your first hard drive, an "hdb" which could either be a second hard drive, or maybe a dvd drive or something like that)

Erm, did you burn the disc's yourself? if so, did you check the md5sum of the download?

regards

John
i only have one hard drive, but i have 2 dvd drives.

the version i have was free on a magazine cover. its a self-bootable dvd.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 03:44 AM   #5
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Hum. Curious.

Erm, are they both dvdrom or dvdrw or something ?

Because if my memory serves me correctly, the drive that the install is trying to call/define as hdb, I'm thinking it's probably on the slave of the first IDE channel.

I don't know if the install is getting confused if the other dvd drive is on the slave of the second IDE channel ?

Maybe you could try unplugging the second drive (though don't forget to make sure that you get some sound from audio cd's you'd have to make sure that the first dvd drive has an audio cable plugged the the sound card/mobo if onboard sound - linux, as a rule, doesn't like to play without one. It doesn't normally pick up sound from IDE cables like windows does - though the latest version of the media player XMMS has some sort of digital ability to do this, but I've not tried it yet).

Sorry. Got carried away. Erm just see if the install will work if you unplug the second dvd drive. I appreciate that it means opening the box, but I can't think of another way - unless someone else can.

regards

John
 
Old 05-21-2004, 12:50 PM   #6
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Hi There,

I have seen this (lost interrupt) several times. In all the cases, the affected
systems had a VIA Chipset. VIA KT 333 and KT 400 I think. I have
heard that there are some problems with the KT333 and KT400
Chipsets in combination with certain CD/DVD drives and Linux.

I could not verify this, since I do not have a system with VIA Chipset.

So it may be that you have a VIA Chipset in your computer.

In this case you may consider to look for some recent patches for VIA Chipsets.

Last edited by Vlad-A; 05-21-2004 at 12:58 PM.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 06:37 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjohn
Well, as I've got no idea why your hdc: cdrom_pc_intr is getting confused, and making the presumption that it just doesn't like your "internal pc cdrom", which it's trying to call hdc (do you have more than one hard drive, because it looks as if it can see an "hda", normally your first hard drive, an "hdb" which could either be a second hard drive, or maybe a dvd drive or something like that),
I'm having much the same problem .... but I have to say. you don't know much about how the ide-chain works in linux .....

ide0(a;b) this would be (if they exist hdaX and hdbX (where X is the partition.
ide1(c;d) this would be (typicly) your first and second cdrom or 1 cdrom and a third hard drive (if it exists).

In a simple system with 1 hard drive and 1 cdrom, if the hard drive is set up as the primary master, it will appear in linux as /dev/hda, similar w/ your cdrom, if it is set up as the Secondary Master, it will appear as /dev/hdc


Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjohn
then a quicker option than asking mandrakeexpert, would be to try putting the error into google and see if anyone else has had that problem.
Google returns a lot of people having this problem (RH/FC, Deb, MDK, etc) but doesn't offer a solution as of yet.

Quote:
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Erm, did you burn the disc's yourself? if so, did you check the md5sum of the download?
this is actually not a half bad idea ..... except I get it with and with-out a disc in the drive (they disc can be of any format (CDFS, UDF, VCD/SVCD, DVDx)

To Vlad-A; I don't have a VIA Chipset, I have an Intel one as I have offered below.


Code:
BigGeek ~ # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420] (rev a3)
02:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
02:04.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20378 (FastTrak 378/SATA 378) (rev 02)
02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
02:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
02:0a.0 RAID bus controller: Triones Technologies, Inc. HPT302 (rev 02)
BigGeek ~ #
 
  


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