CD ROM won't mount...?

  • Watchman
Posted: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 00:33
I don't have a SCSI or IDE drive, as far as I know. It is probably a SATA drive. Is there any way to use this drive? And if not, then WHY not? The installation program keeps asking me to "add a driver for the CD ROM" from a FLOPPY. Who uses floppies anymore, and where do they live so that I can go and see how they do things? :) Seriously though -- if anyone has any information on this I'd be grateful. There isn't a lot of information out there on the intertubes about this -- at least, I sure haven't found any of it yet. The Watchman

Try 64studio 3.0 beta3

  • Godsider
  • 05/05/09
  • Tue, 11/17/2009 - 12:42
Give 64studio 3.0 beta3 a try. It is stable enough for regular use and has a newer kernel.

Tried it -- still no luck...

  • Watchman
  • 10/21/09
  • Wed, 11/18/2009 - 02:23
Hey Godsider. Thanks for the reply. Sadly, I'm still having the same problem. I've tried it about ten different ways, including using real DVDs and CDs to try to install both i386 and 64-bit versions. I have also tried every single build using my trusty USB Sandisk Cruzer. I know that it isn't my particular burns -- they are all fine. The problem is something that has been discussed all over the Internet, but as of yet, has no readily-available solution. The problem, as some have put it, is that the kernel or the installer or whatever it is that loads up various components can't find a CD-ROM that is on the SATA bus. The older IDE drives probably load the installer just fine, but my computer is very new (less than a year old). I'm hoping that someone knows a workaround or a trick or something to get the installer to recognize my media drive. If you know how to do this, then by all means -- post away. Thanks. TWM P.S. I want also to provide some information to anyone who is trying to use a USB flash drive to install a Linux distribution. It is SO EASY that I almost can't believe it. It is called "USB Startup Disk Creator," and is available from the "Add/Remove Applications" menu under Applications in Ubuntu or Debian. Just make sure that you format the drive first, and then you should be able to use it instead of going through DVDs like water. (I'm sorry, but I don't know whether this app or its equivalent is available for Windows or Mac, although it probably is.) Take care.

Okay -- I tried 2.0, and I still have the same problem.

  • Watchman
  • 10/21/09
  • Thu, 10/22/2009 - 03:05
So, it isn't the 2.1 build. It could be my computer. I'm using a Dell. Does that matter? TWM

I'm bumping this -- AGAIN...

  • Watchman
  • 10/21/09
  • Sun, 11/15/2009 - 08:58
Sorry guys. I just can't believe that after having been able to get the ISO onto a USB flash drive, I end up with the SAME EXACT PROBLEMS as above. This tells me that it wasn't my CDs or DVDs. It is either my computer (which it probably isn't -- Ubuntu Studio works great, as do other Linux Distros, like Ubuntu vanilla and Debian), or it must be that the kernel is too old for my relatively new hardware. But I'm stilll stumped. Nobody on the planet has an EASY solution for loading the necessary drivers for my CD-ROM drive. If anyone knows how to do it and can explain it patiently and without using so much jargon, I'd appreciate it. Who knows... maybe a lot of OTHER people might appreciate it too!!! :) Thanks. TWM

2.1 (386) installer still won't mount the CD-ROM...

  • Watchman
  • 10/21/09
  • Thu, 10/22/2009 - 02:25
Here's what I get when I insert the DVD-R into my drive and try to install: "[!!] Detect and mount CD-ROM In order to access your CD-ROM drive, please enter the device file that should be used. Non-standard CD-ROM drives use non-standard device files (such as /dev/mcdx). You may switch to the shell on the second terminal (ALT-F2) to check the available devices in /dev with "ls dev". You can return to this screen by pressing ALT+F1. Device file for accessing the CD-ROM:" What in the WORLD does THAT mean?! The Watchman P.S. I know what the shell is, I know how to access it, and I understand that there must be some missing driver (or there's a bug somewhere in the 2.1 build). The 2.0 Live version is even worse. I can't even get to THIS screen using the 2.0 Live CD. I'm going to see if there is a 2.0 NOT Live. I guess that I can try that one, if it exists. I was under the impression that 2.1 was stable and known to be okay. Maybe I'm wrong! By the way -- just to help me to understand -- is there anyone else on this forum who has successfully installed any of the versions of 64 Studio and manages to make actual MUSIC with it? I am wondering because it seems like there is an awful lot of time spent just trying to get hardware to work. Just wondering... TWM