My son has a dual boot machine running RH9 and Windows 98. When we boot
directly into Linux after powering down, the kernel doesn't see the CD
drive. But if I boot inot Windows first and then reboot, it does see
it. The same thing happened with RH7.1.
I set the BIOS to boot from the CD, but it refused to do so, so I had to
use an installation diskette to start the installation. However, it was
able to get to the CD to continue as normal and RH9 was installed.
It is of course possible there is something wrong in the BIOS or some
bizarre hardware issue. Has anyone else seen anything like this
before? Does anyone have any ideas of how I might fix it?
Dept. of Mathematics, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208