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Old 09-05-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
Louis11
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Installation Problem


This isnt my first time installing slackware. Recently, things just went crazy and so i was forced to reinstall ( I wont go into details )

So during installation, i run through all the steps, i get to where i select my media. Like i have done before i select "Install from slackware cd-rom"

I select the auto detect... it cant find my cdrom... so i go to manual. I select HDC like i have before (im 100% this is what i should select) and it says it cant find it. For some reason it just wont work!

Any ideas?

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Old 09-05-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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Change CD-ROM?
 
Old 09-05-2004, 10:13 PM   #3
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Go to BIOS (usually you should be able to do this by pressing DEL right after turning ON your computer). Go through the menus and there should be a list of installed IDE devices on the system, you'll probably see a hard disk installed on primary master. Check if the CD-ROM drive is installed on secondary master (hdc)...
Have you opened the computer since things went haywire?
Just some thoughts...
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Old 09-06-2004, 06:57 AM   #4
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I had this exact same problem on an Optiplex Dell P3 450 with factory CD ROM Drive, and the only way I could get the installer to see the cd was to change the cd Drive.... however once installed, I could mount the original CD drive and it worked fine... strange.

Hope you get this sorted!
 
Old 09-06-2004, 08:55 AM   #5
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Ive already gone to bios, and i have changed cd-roms multiple times. Same thing with the one thats in there now. I'm going to change back to the factory cd-rom later on today and see if i can get something. Once and a while it will pick up the cd-rom, but most of the time it doesnt.
 
  


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