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Old 07-27-2007, 09:53 PM   #1
NichA
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Slackware setup can't find CD drive


I am a newbie installing Slackware 12.0 on an old Dell latitude cpi laptop... I got past the partitioning of my hard drive ... my problem is at the "Source Media Selection" .... I choose "Install from a Slackware CD" but when it scans for my CD drive containing the CD it can't find it!

I don't understand why it can't find the CD drive since I'm using the CD to run the very setup program that can't find the CD drive...

Should I boot a different kernel than the default one at the boot prompt?
 
Old 07-27-2007, 09:57 PM   #2
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RE: Slackware setup can't find CD drive

You failed to mention, is this CD drive an internal one, one connected via usb, pcmcia or parallel??
give a few more details, and we can probably track down the issue for you.

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Old 07-27-2007, 11:11 PM   #3
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I don't know why it happens, but it is very frequently to me aswell.

Try to leave the setup screen and try it again, I believe it might works.


Sorry, but I really don't know why it happens.
 
Old 07-27-2007, 11:42 PM   #4
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You failed to mention, is this CD drive an internal one, one connected via usb, pcmcia or parallel??
give a few more details, and we can probably track down the issue for you.

A
Sorry I didn't give you more info... its one of those CD drives that you can you can slide into a slot in the laptop... I don't know if that's considered internal or pcmcia or something... it looks like this <a url="http://notebook-components.net/uploads1/products/img3/182141_1157154141.jpg"></a>



html?
 
Old 07-28-2007, 12:33 AM   #5
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I fixed it...

I found on another forum the suggestion to type ide=nodma as a parameter when you boot the kernel.. now can someone explain to me what this parameter is doing and why it fixed the problem?
 
Old 07-28-2007, 12:46 AM   #6
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it tells it to not load a certain module for the ide drive
 
  


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