DVD Drive detection problem

Michael E Brown michael_e_brown at dell.com
Thu Aug 30 16:22:00 CDT 2001


You should go here: http://www.slackware.com/lists/ and sign up on one of
the slackware mailing lists. You have a slackware-specific question, and
your chances of getting somebody with the necessary experience to help you
would be higher there.

On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Steve Segarra wrote:

> No, I had to use the bootdisk with the aacraid drivers on it and then I
> used a color.gz disk to run the install.  When it asks where the
> installation source is and I specify the DVD drive, the probe fails.  Is
> there a way to run the installer from the CD after the bootdisk loads
> the kernel?
>
> steve
>
> Steve_Boley at Dell.com wrote:
> >
> > This version won't boot to the cd?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Michael E Brown [mailto:michael_e_brown at dell.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 3:11 PM
> > To: Steve Segarra
> > Cc: linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
> > Subject: Re: DVD Drive detection problem
> >
> > I haven't installed slackware in a while :-)
> >
> > One piece of information that might be useful to know is that the DVD in
> > this machine is an IDE drive. Other than that, I am at a loss. You might
> > ask on the Slackware mailing list.
> >
> > You might also try doing a network install (If slackware has a net
> > install, IIRC, it does).
> > --
> > Michael
> >
> > On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, Steve Segarra wrote:
> >
> > > hi,
> > >       I'm trying to get Slackware 8 installed on a new 2550 (I know it's
> > not
> > > supported) and am having some problems.  I used Gavin Roy's bootdisk
> > > with the aacraid drivers on it to support the raid controller which
> > > worked fine, but the kernel on the bootdisk doesn't seem to support the
> > > DVD drive the machine shipped with and setup is unsuccessful probing for
> > > the drive.  Anyone have any ideas on what I can do next?  I would really
> > > like to use slackware in place of red hat.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > steve
> > >
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> >
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> > Michael Brown
> > Linux OS Development
> > Dell Computer Corp
> >
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> >      then each of us still has one object.
> >   If each of us have one idea,   and we exchange them,
> >      then each of us now has two ideas.
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-- 
Michael Brown
Linux OS Development
Dell Computer Corp

  If each of us have one object, and we exchange them,
     then each of us still has one object.
  If each of us have one idea,   and we exchange them,
     then each of us now has two ideas.





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