CDROM issue on Dell CPxH500 - Debian

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    Installing Debian 3.1 r0a from a 'verified good' cdrom (jigdo verified ok, and installs fine on desktop). Installation keeps failing on my laptop right when the system goes to load installer files (in expert mode, just after cdrom detection). It complains that there is an error reading from the cdrom. If I run the checker utility, it doesn't even read the cd but instantly indicates it is bad.

    Looking at dmesg from the built in shell (ash) I see this:

    hdc: TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-1902B ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    ..
    ..
    ..
    hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver
    hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, DMA
    Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
    ..
    ..
    ..
    hdc: DMA interrupt recovery
    hdc: lost interrupt
    hdc: drive not ready for command
    hdc: status timeout: status=0Xd0 { BUSY }
    hdc: DMA disabled
    hdc: drive not ready for command
    hdc: ATAPI reset complete

    That's it. Although I can use the built in shell to access the cdrom at this point without trouble, the installer will not resume. Ideas? Thanks.

    Jim.

    (sorry for the spam aragorn, just wanted to show I had moved the thread!)

  2. Re: CDROM issue on Dell CPxH500


    Hi Jim,

    not all cdrom drives are alike and it might be that some tracks are less effectively burned or read than others. I've had cd roms that would not play on one but did on another.

    My suggestion: reburn the cdrom (preferably at speed 1x) and try again.

    Regards,

    Rob de Graaf


    On Sun, 6 Nov 2005 21:23:04 -0500
    "Jim Bartlett" wrote:

    > Installing Debian 3.1 r0a from a 'verified good' cdrom (jigdo verified ok, and installs fine on desktop). Installation keeps failing on my laptop right when the system goes to load installer files (in expert mode, just after cdrom detection). It complains that there is an error reading from the cdrom. If I run the checker utility, it doesn't even read the cd but instantly indicates it is bad.
    >
    > Looking at dmesg from the built in shell (ash) I see this:
    >
    > hdc: TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-1902B ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    > .
    > .
    > .
    > hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver
    > hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, DMA
    > Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
    > .
    > .
    > .
    > hdc: DMA interrupt recovery
    > hdc: lost interrupt
    > hdc: drive not ready for command
    > hdc: status timeout: status=0Xd0 { BUSY }
    > hdc: DMA disabled
    > hdc: drive not ready for command
    > hdc: ATAPI reset complete
    >
    > That's it. Although I can use the built in shell to access the cdrom at this point without trouble, the installer will not resume. Ideas? Thanks.
    >
    > Jim.
    >
    > (sorry for the spam aragorn, just wanted to show I had moved the thread!)



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