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 PostPost subject: Linux install won't mount cdrom        Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:39 am 
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Hi guys, having a little problem. The linux setup will BOOT the cd (with that boot floppy thing) but it will not MOUNT it when it needs the files
After I got my new server (IBM Netvista desktop) to replace the old shoddy one, I've been bumping into this problem every time I try to install linux.
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Clarkconnect/CentOS/Ubuntu Server: Will boot from cd but fails back to 'cannot mount drive cdrom'.
IPCop: Works
Ubuntu livecd: Works

At the moment, Ive tried most things. hdb=cdrom, acpi=off even nodma.
Is there anything I can do to try and get this to work?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:51 pm 
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Only thing that springs to mind right now, is to ALT-F2 to a different shell and mount it manually with "mount /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom -t cdrom" (If I recall the commandline correctly)

Or, if the installer is using X, use ctrl-alt-F2 to switch to the second console. (iniatially you can have at least 4 consoles this way, all independant of each other, and all doing different things :D


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:54 pm 
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The mount command is almost correct, given the installer expects the CD to be mounted at /mnt/cdrom. The "-t cdrom" thing won't work, it's either "-t iso9660" or nothing, i.e. just omit the switch as the OS can maybe guess that.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:24 pm 
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ahh, thanks... my Linux is a bit rusty, but once I saw your reply I was like "duh, of course" and it came flooding back ;)


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