I have tried installing SuSE 7.2 and SLES 7 and I get the exact same
problem. This is on two different IBM Intellistation Itanium machines.
The first CD installs, machine reboots, and then it prompts for the
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Upon entering the second CD I get an error - Could not mount source
media. "mount: block device /dev/hda is write-protected, mounting
read-only mount: you must specify filesystem type".
If I CTRL-F2 I can manually mount the CD by specifing "-t iso9660" but
the install only changes its error to - "cannot mount block device
/dev/hda read-only" where before it read "you must specify filesystem
type". If I change "auto" to "iso9660" in /etc/fstab I can mount the CD
without a "-t" but, it still gives me this new error.
Digging a little deeper I tried "mount -v /media/cdrom" and I note it
never tries iso9660. It says it will try everything in /etc/filesystems
and /proc/filesystems. So, I checked and iso9660 is in /proc/filesystems
and I added it to /etc/filesystems with no luck.
Any else seen this or have any ideas?