Red Hat 3.0.3, ATAPI CD-ROM woes

Red Hat 3.0.3, ATAPI CD-ROM woes

Post by Brandon J. Van Eve » Sat, 04 May 1996 04:00:00



Bought a NEC 4x ATAPI CD-ROM to make my life easier.  Got it installed
as Master, on my 2nd IDE controller port, /dev/hdc.  Works fine under
my old Linux system.  Works fine under Win95.  Even just got it
working under plain old DOS, although I had to set a funky option of
the form:

        /P:170,15,3EE

at one point.  I've also played with

        /P:170,15

and both seem to work.  Can someone explain to me what 3EE is for?  I
know what 170,15 are for.  And also, if it affects my present
problem...

I do the REDHAT.EXE install from DOS, so as not to have to make any
floppy disks.  But when it's time to boot Linux, it hangs looking for
an iso9060 file format.  i.e. looking for a CD-ROM drive.  The CD-ROM
spins, and it looks like it's talking for about 30 seconds.  Then it
just goes dead.

What gives?

I'd like to think that my DOS CD-ROM setup is wrong, and that this
affects the automatied Linux installation.  But I am not certain.  Any
help appreciated.

Thanks,
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Red Hat 3.0.3, ATAPI CD-ROM woes

Post by RHS Linux Us » Sat, 04 May 1996 04:00:00



-> I do the REDHAT.EXE install from DOS, so as not to have to make any
-> floppy disks.  But when it's time to boot Linux, it hangs looking for
-> an iso9060 file format.  i.e. looking for a CD-ROM drive.  The CD-ROM
-> spins, and it looks like it's talking for about 30 seconds.  Then it
-> just goes dead.

You mean iso9660 not iso9060 right? I've got a Mitsumi 4X IDE cdrom
set up exactly like you have. I don't have those weird options like
you do in DOS though. It installed just fine on my system. This is
probably not much help......

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Red Hat 3.0.3, ATAPI CD-ROM woes

Post by Donnie Barn » Sun, 05 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:>I do the REDHAT.EXE install from DOS, so as not to have to make any
>floppy disks.  But when it's time to boot Linux, it hangs looking for
>an iso9060 file format.  i.e. looking for a CD-ROM drive.  The CD-ROM
>spins, and it looks like it's talking for about 30 seconds.  Then it
>just goes dead.

>What gives?

You need some command line options.  I don't remember if the redhat.exe
program will let you enter them, but if not, you need to make a boot
floppy (a single floppy install will do).  Then use:

boot:  linux hdc=cdrom

That should work...

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Red Hat 3.0.3, ATAPI CD-ROM woes

Post by Miten S Meht » Thu, 09 May 1996 04:00:00


Hello everyone,
   I am trying to set X to run on 486/8/Crystal Scan 1572 DG monitor
(ET4000/W32 chipset from Tseng dispaly card), 570 MB/1.44.
First I used the X11 that we get by default after installation.  I change
d XF86Config only for the identifiers of monitor, chipset, boardname...
The startx works, brings up the dispaly but messes up and solution is
reboot.  I tried other modelines and clocks but the changed to worse as it
blanked out and so to reboot.
Then I got xfree86...elf...common...tgz files.
Under existing HDD set I unzippd everything in /usr/X11R6.
The /usr/X11 is still there.
Now with xf86config I created XF86Config.
It still  blanks out and reboot is the solution.  
Please write to me the solution asap.
Have a good day !!!

Best Regards,
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1. Red Hat lilo problem with ATAPI CD-ROM and SCSI disk

The lilo installation in Red Hat 3.0.3 does not seem to correctly set up
lilo.conf for booting from the MBR of my SCSI disk.  There is an ATAPI
CD-ROM as master on the primary IDE interface (but no other IDE drives),
and a single SCSI host adaptor with a SCSI disk at ID=0.

The installation programs are happy to correctly insert "root=/dev/sda3"
into lilo.conf but insist on "boot=/dev/hda" in spite of there being
only an ATAPI CD-ROM there, no EIDE disks.  Naturally, this lilo
configuration does not boot.

Question 3.11 of RedHat-FAQ.txt gives the means to boot and correct the
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However it seems to me that this is a perfectly reasonable configuration
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device for booting.

Have I missed something that would have avoided the problem, or is this
the bug it seems to be?
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