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Old 08-26-2004, 09:46 AM   #1
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No cdrom found, Compaq Pre' 1256

First Hello All I'm new here. I'm also a total Linux newb. Be gentle.

Sys spec's
Compaq Presario AMD K6 475mh, 6gig HD (Hitachi), CDROM (Toshiba) and 64 mg ram.
Linux OS trying to install is MDK 10

On first power on the sys said no OS found so that tells me it did not see the CDROM. Bios sees it but the boot did not recognize the cd in the drive. I created a boot floppy and got the first screen and press enter to install Linux, but as the install continues I get a "no DCROM Device found. Then I get a screen asking "Please insert the additional Drivers Floppy"
If I press enter I get "Floppy is not a Linux ext2 floppy in first floppy drive, Retry?

I press no since it is not the right floppy and then get

Please chose
Which driver should I try to gain scsi access?

Then I get a list of *.ko files. I donít have a scsi cdrom it is IDE. It is Toshiba and they have no updated drivers for it even for windows. Only the atapi drivers for windows are available

I would really like to make this work. I have used windows for so long now I want to learn something new. I searched the net and these forums for similar problems but they are all related to ppl who actually have a scsi cdrom.
Old 08-27-2004, 10:35 AM   #2
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After more digging I found that my CD rom is listed as one of the "Not Compatible" with MDK. As such I tried another computer and I guess I burned a bad copy because it will not recognize my cd as a valid install cd.

So now I have to wait till I have a good second computer with no hard ware conflicts.
Old 02-26-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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did you succeed meanwhile? If yes I'm interesting in your story. I have the same problem with Mandrake Community 10.1 version and a Dell Inspirion 6000. The cd device I have is a NEC ND 6500 A. I get same results. First the screen "No cdrom device found" and afterwards I can choose from a list of *.ko files which I dont know...

Please let me know, if there is any solution for it!
Thanx, Andi


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