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Old 11-26-2011, 12:12 AM
Paul Colquhoun
 
Default Install problem - SATA CD-ROM drive (SOLVED)

On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 07:28:50 PM Albert W. Hopkins wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-11-26 at 11:01 +1100, Paul Colquhoun wrote:
> > Some research tells me that this is a problem with SATA CD-ROMs, and
> > needs a
> > kernel configured with the libata module option atapi_enabled=1
> >
> > Does anybody know of a Live CD that will work with a SATA CD drive?
>
> AFAIK most (all) modern computers that have CDROM drives are SATA, at
> least the one i bought a couple of years ago does.. so I'm wondering if
> your problem is not that you have a SATA CDROM but something else.
>
> Have you tried boot media other than the Gentoo livecd?


Actually I had tried 4 boot media *other* *than* the Gentoo livecd, for the
simple reason that I thought they had stopped making them!

Stupid me.

Looking at the Gentoo download page, they have an AMD64 minimal install CD
image created just days ago.

The Gentoo livecd works! I should have looked there first and saved myself a
lot of trouble (and 4 blank CDs!).


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Old 11-26-2011, 04:29 AM
Dale
 
Default Install problem - SATA CD-ROM drive (SOLVED)

Paul Colquhoun wrote:

On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 07:28:50 PM Albert W. Hopkins wrote:

On Sat, 2011-11-26 at 11:01 +1100, Paul Colquhoun wrote:

Some research tells me that this is a problem with SATA CD-ROMs, and
needs a
kernel configured with the libata module option atapi_enabled=1

Does anybody know of a Live CD that will work with a SATA CD drive?

AFAIK most (all) modern computers that have CDROM drives are SATA, at
least the one i bought a couple of years ago does.. so I'm wondering if
your problem is not that you have a SATA CDROM but something else.

Have you tried boot media other than the Gentoo livecd?


Actually I had tried 4 boot media *other* *than* the Gentoo livecd, for the
simple reason that I thought they had stopped making them!

Stupid me.

Looking at the Gentoo download page, they have an AMD64 minimal install CD
image created just days ago.

The Gentoo livecd works! I should have looked there first and saved myself a
lot of trouble (and 4 blank CDs!).





Could it be something in the BIOS maybe? My rig that I built last year
has a SATA CD/DVD burner and it boots Gentoo CDs, Knoppix, systemrescue
and another that I can't recall. Knotix (?) or something. It should
work. You may want to try systemrescue if you haven't already. I'd
figure this out before something happens and you have to boot something
to fix it.


Dale

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