[64 Studio 3.0] Network Installation: No CD-ROM detected

  • GraysonPeddie
Posted: Sat, 04/04/2009 - 00:22
Hi. I'm trying to Install 64 Studio alongside Ubuntu 8.10 and I get a "CD-ROM undetected" message during the installation of 64 Studio. I don't have a USB drive (I'm visually impaired and it's quite a hassle to get it from Wal-Mart or Best Buy), so I tried to install 64 Studio over the network. My netbook is an Acer Aspire One that does not have a CD-ROM drive. So here's what I did: Once I mounted the ISO image in my Ubuntu Server and copied the vmlinuz and initrd.gz from the install/ folder of the mounted image to my /tftpboot folder, I start up my netbook. When it boots up, I press F12, choose network PXE boot, and then I'm at the command prompt. The label I've chosen for the installation of 64 Studio is 64studio, so I typed that, hit enter, and I'm now at the installation screen, which booted fine. After I get pass the keyboard layout section, the installer is going to try to mount the CD-ROM, which is obvoius that I don't have one, as this is where I install 64 Studio off the network. The error message I get is this: "No common CD-ROM drive was detected." Is there a way I can fool the installer into thinking that my "server" is a "CD-ROM?" I know this does not make logical sense, but I have no problems with installing Ubuntu 8.10 off the network. What I did is to choose where to get the installation from when choosing a mirror (in my case, it's my local server that hosts my mounted ISO file to my /var/www/ubuntu/ folder. I've mounted my 64studio image to my /var/www/64studio30/ folder. Any ideas of how to work around the detection of CD-ROM (again, not in my netbook) would be appreciated. Thank you, Grayson Peddie


  • capoeira
  • 05/01/09
  • Sat, 06/20/2009 - 17:47

Still plagued by Tetex date problem with beta 4?

  • donnlinux
  • 06/08/09
  • Wed, 06/17/2009 - 07:29
I was very happy to see a beta 4 release for 64Studio 3, especially that it was dated June 4, 2009. My happiness was quickly dampened when I ran into the same problem with the installer stopping because of the Tetex app being "stale". I would expect to see many more references to this. Are there really that few folks attempting to run the beta versions of 64Studio, or is it just that they don't mind resetting their clocks back before each attempt at an install? Is it difficult to either put some later "end date" into the Tetex portion of the installer or remove that function altogether? it's frustrating as my AMD64 doesn't seem to want to acknowledge the "standard" attempts to boot into the bios, i.e. F8, F9, F12, etc. I really appreciate what you folks are doing with a special multimedia distribution. Is it possible to remove this one rather serious flaw in the installer sooner than later? I don't mind reinstalling the OS as upgrades/updates are done, I just don't like getting shut down by such seemingly obvious errors. Cheers, Donn

Network installation does

  • GraysonPeddie
  • 07/27/08
  • Mon, 04/06/2009 - 17:43
Network installation does not require unetbootin. If only I could get an external DVD-ROM for $25... By the way, I do have one question about the installer for 64 Studio 3.0. Is the installer based on Debian or Ubuntu? I'm thinking that it's based on Debian, but I cannot be sure. I've not had any problems with Ubuntu installer when I install Ubuntu. So is it feasible to switch to the Ubuntu installer, even though they are based on Debian?

I ran into this problem when

  • mudfly
  • 03/28/09
  • Mon, 04/06/2009 - 00:17
I ran into this problem when trying to install the Beta 3 release from a memory stick. I created the memory stick by downloading the official Beta 3 ISO and loading it onto a memory stick with unetbootin. http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ I do have a CD Rom on my machine but it does not read DVD media which is all that you can use with Beta 3. So my error was a different message, but the issue is the same. Unlike GraysonPeddie I was able to finish my install by using a USB DVD drive. Now if only FFADO worked.....