Re: Installer can't see CD or hard drives
From: AG (atenor_at_email.com)
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 15:41:43 -0500
"Roy Starkey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Yeah, an IDE CDROM is what I'm thinking about trying if I can find a spare
> (i.e. free) one somewhere. I don't want to spend any money on this old
> system. I might try changing SCSI IDs, as you suggest, but prefer to
> that since it's such a pain. The two hard drives are currently 0 and 1 so
> would have to change all the IDs (or at least one hard drive and the
> which I think means taking out the drives to get to the ID pins.
Well at least you got it to work. :-)
I understand about not wanting to change SCSI IDs. I've only played with
SCSI, never had a real reason to spend the extra money over IDE devices.
> "AG" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > "Roy Starkey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:6UKCc.8981$OX2.email@example.com...
> > > Yeah, all of the disks (both hard drives, the Jaz drive and the
> > show
> > > up in the BIOS display when booting. The hardware (and firmware)
> > > be fine and I'm currently running Windows NT on this system with no
> > > problems.
> > > Roy
> > Can you try an IDE CDROM? I know that some systems don't have IDE but
> > might be what the boot is looking for.
> > I really don't have much experience with any SCSI except scanners but
> > might assign the SCSI CDROM to ID 0 which is the boot device, if I
> > rightly and get it to boot from it that way.
> > AG
> > >
> > > "AG" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > > news:email@example.com...
> > > >
> > > > "Roy Starkey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > > > news:YtICc.8684$OX2.email@example.com...
> > > > > I'm trying to install FC2 from the 4 CDs. My computer can't boot
> > > > > CD-ROM (yes, I've told the BIOS to look at the CD drive first,
> > diskette
> > > > > second, and hard drive last). It's not the media because it won't
> > boot
> > > > > Windows or anything else from CD. The system BIOS (AMI) is fairly
> > > > > (1992). I couldn't find a boot diskette in the FC2 release but
> > > the
> > > > > image in FC1 and made a diskette from that (w/rawrite). That
> > just
> > > > > fine but when it gets to the screen that asks "What type of media
> > > contains
> > > > > the packages to be installed" I select [Local CDROM] and it says
> > "Unable
> > > > to
> > > > > find any devices of the type needed for this installation type.
> > > you
> > > > > like to manually select your driver or use a driver disk?" I
> > > > [Select
> > > > > driver] and the only device listed is "USB Mass Storage driver
> > > Linux
> > > > > (usb-storage)". So I tried copying the CD to a hard drive (which
> > > > > Windows NT 4 installed) and rebooted. When it asked "What type of
> > > > media..."
> > > > > this time I selected [Hard drive] and got the same message (Unable
> > > find
> > > > > any devices...). Everything (CD-ROM, 2 hard drives, Jaz drive) is
> > > > connected
> > > > > to an Adaptec 2940 SCSI controller. What do I need to do to
> > > > Fedora
> > > > > (apart from buying a new system)?
> > > > > Roy
> > > >
> > > > Are the drives being recognized when you autodetect drives in the
> > > > AG
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >