Well, what do you know? It worked!
I guess this would probably apply to almost everyone with a combo dirve
or a writer. The question remains though - how can YaST be improved to
accomodate this? I'd hate to go through this again for the next install.
On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 12:12, Andrew Halliwell wrote:
> I just encountered the same problem you posted about on the SuSE mailing
> list (as I'm not subscribed, I thought I'd pass on my solution directly).
> I don't know what the cause is, but it seems SOME DVDs are more tempermental
> than others, as I encountered the problem with one model of DVD (Samsung
> SM352 DVD/CDRW combo), but plugging a more generic non-CDRW DVD in worked...
> I googled, found nothing, looked at the suse mailing list, found yours but
> found no solution, then had a brain wave...
> And it worked.
> When the DVD comes to the menu, type linux hdc=ide-scsi. Then proceed as
> normal, until the installer complains about CD1 not being in. Press OK, this
> drops you back to the curses based installer of yesteryear and allows you to
> select drivers manually... Select SCSI and then ide-scsi, and continue...
> The ide-scsi module would appear to bypass whatever problem the normal
> ide-cd driver has with the model of drive I was using (and presumably
> Hope it works for you...
> (You can of course test it without proceeding with the full install if
> you've got everything working now)