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Re: [rhn-users] Help: CD not recognized at boot. Fine otherwise.



Could you be more specific? What do you think so? What should I do about it? Why would DELL ship a configuration with unterminated scsi? This is a stock dell box, running fine for years, remenber.

At 11:39 PM -0400 4/8/03, Michel-André wrote:
Your SCSI is not properly terminated

Michel-André
*****************************

Brad Cox wrote:

That's exactly what I did to get this far. When I boot from the new floppy, it says the CD is not readable.

To be more precise, from the floppy boot, I get to the graphic install display, choose CD, then "CD is not readable".

At 5:55 PM -0400 4/8/03, Michel-André wrote:

Boot with your old linux:
Put a floppy in, do not mount it:

Put the new CD in:
mount   /dev/cdrom   /mnt/cdrom

dd if=/mnt/cdrom/images/boot.img of=/dev/fd0

I just tried it and it looks ok

Michel-André
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Brad Cox wrote:


This is a linux only system. There are no DOS/Windows systems here, nor dos boot diskettes.

At 3:12 PM -0400 4/8/03, Mike Bracanovic wrote:

What I would do is; create install floppy using rawrite.

Boot you system using dos boot diskette, cd to your cdrom,
than cd to images directory than use for example, if your
cd rom drives is d drive issue this command.
D:\images> d:\dosutils\rawrite
Than follow the instructions on the command window.

Once you create install diskette you should all set.



-----Original Message-----
From: Brad Cox [mailto:bcox virtualschool edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 2:56 PM
To: rhn-users redhat com
Cc: Navin Mahadkar
Subject: Re: [rhn-users] Help: CD not recognized at boot. Fine
otherwise.


Its the commercial Redhat install CD. I didn't burn it.


By "can't read", I mean if I put it in the drive and reboot, its
ignore...boots into Redhat 7.0 from the HD. When I boot from the
floppy I made from the CD (in 7.0), the install screen comes up, but
when I select CD, initrd.img says boot failed: change disks and try
again.

At 11:53 AM -0400 4/8/03, Navin Mahadkar wrote:

Make sure the CD is burn't right...  and also your CD has to be able
to boot... some drive are not bootable.  In that case changing the
BIOS options won't help. What exactly do you mean by can't read CD?
when you boot form your floppy.

Regards,
Navin

Brad Cox wrote:

Could someone please provide suggestions for how to upgrade this
system? I've submitted a web install help support, but no telling
when they'll respond.

In particular, CD works fine under RH7.0, but the 8.0 install CD
isn't loaded at boot time (boots from HD instead). I made a boot
floppy and tried that, but this complains it can't read the CD
(which works fine under 7.0 with install disk 1 inserted)...that's
how I made the floppy.

Here's what I posted in the web support form.

Upgrading from 7.0 to 8.0. CDROM works fine in 7.0 but is not recognized
as bootable by the 8.0 floppy boot image. I built this floppy manally as
instructed (dd if=boot.img) within 7.0 since booting from the CD
wasn't working either.

According to the ADAPTEC SCSI controller's BIOS, the CD is


>>definitely selected
>>as a bootable device.
>>
>>This is a stock DELL Optiplex machine, nothing unusual there. Floppy, CD,
and
>>100mg zip drive, all factory installed. I can be reached at


bcox virtualschool edu
or 703 361 4751. Urgent, please.



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