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- Aug 2005
Fedora install stops at hdc a DVD rom ?
I am trying to Dual boot Fedora 4 with W2K SP4 ;
PentIV,3.06 socket 478
P4P800X 1028 Mb Crucial Dual channel
160Gb Mastr,40 Gb Slave ,Maxtors 40 for Fedora alone
Plextor PX708a Dvd Rw and LG DVD player -on secondary Ide
Iiyama LCD 18"
Hope thats enuff, anyway the Fedora Dvd boots and the commandpages scrool thru HDD checks and stop at the follow statements;
Hdc Not ready for Commands
Ide opcode unknown
hdc Aborted commands error 0x44
Request sense Failure error 0x59
The light on the drive goes out and the load stops,screen blanks
I have tried numerous commands at the first install screen Mediacheck,noprobe noapic,acpi = off,ide nodma,pci=off,skipddc,nofb
Fedora3 stops install on the first screen after loading Scsi card,ist item
Does anyone want to tackle this ,I would like to try Fedora.
P.S. I posted this originally in wrong Forum,I apologize!
There are a number of things you could try:
- Maybe your media is corrupt (it happens some times), you could try d/ling again - maybe even try the CD version (I'm assuming you're installing from DVD)
- if it's the same drive each time, you could try disconnecting the offending drive while you carry out the install; you have two DVD drives, and you only really need one to get the install completed.
- have a look around your DVD rw manufacturers website, maybe there are special drivers needed for linux? This is extremely unlikely but possible.
- Make sure you've got no unnecessary USB devices plugged in during setup, there has been some anecdotal evidence on this site about USB devices causing problems occasionally.Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/
- Join Date
- Aug 2005
Thank you for the reply,I was beginning to wonder about this Forum.
You may have a point , but I cannot be sure since I did unplug all USB items at the same time I used a Knoppix Cd O/S to delete the old windows partitions(NTFS).I found a settiing in my Bios "Ide configuration" and I changed it from "P-ata,S-ata > S-ata"
The Fedora 4 DVD booted and installed without any input from me to get started.
One of the above solved my issues.Now lets see if I like Linux at all.