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Re: [SLE] Media mount failure when adding new installation source from DVD?
  • From: "Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC)" <hylton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 10:41:48 +0200
  • Message-id: <447027CC.7040507@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Darryl Gregorash wrote:
On 18/05/06 07:09, Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC) wrote:

Darryl Gregorash wrote:

Carl's suggestion is also possibly the correct one, but if so would be
(IMHO) a rather strange requirement.

I thought so too, but stranger things happen to the Redmond OS :)
Do you think my theory on the hardware master slave settings has merit?

Have you had a chance to check this? I would not expect it to be the
case, though; in my experience, the best you can expect is that the BIOS
will simply wind up ignoring that IDE port -- if it doesn't hang the system.
Yes, I checked and found that the master/slave settings were right and that the DVD power cable was a little loose. Tightened everything up again.
Well both optical drives are on the same IDE channel, as they can be. The CDROM works fine but the DVD does not read from a DVD, even after delving into the box, but tries the CDROM when I add a new source from a DVD.

I've got a feeling this is due to the BIOS as if I inspect the BIOS on boot, the Secondary Master is listed as Auto and the Secondary slave as CDROM. I cannot change the Auto to read DVD-ROM however if I just let the system boot the white grid that comes up before the bootloader detailing the hardware ie like a BIOS snapshot, lists the Secondary Master as a DVDRom and not as Auto as it is defined in the BIOS. I have an AMIBIOS SSU 1.24a and hope that there is an upgrade and that it is easy.

I checked the file:/var/log/boot.msg and saw that the correct 'drive letters' of hdc and hdd are allocated to the correct items.

Personally, I would just delete the two devices in Yast, then reinstall
them. That's always worked for me, whenever things start behaving
mmm, I must admit I don't like the idea of deleting previously found/entered hardware, especially since the settings under Optical drives seem to be correct.

To delete the devices would I just need to go into Yast->Hardware->Optical devices and delete the two items there, Finish and then reboot?

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