Not detecting CD ROm drive

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Old 11-02-2006
Not detecting CD ROm drive

Hello All,

I am pretty new to Linux,
When trying to install TurboLinux 6.0 through a boot floppy,
After a while it says to insert the CD and later it is not recognizing the CDROM,
SO do we need to mount the CD-ROM before installation ??

Thanks in Advance Smilie
# 3  
Old 11-03-2006
Hi Coronna,

I am not working from the command prompt,I have booted from the CD and later it asked to select the language,keyboard (USA),later asked to select the device to read from it was (hard Drive and CD rom) I have selected the CD ROM with installation CD in place.
It is not recognizzing the CD drive.
Do we need to mount the CD drive ??
# 4  
Old 11-03-2006
Could you give more detail on exactly what it says?

Try hitting ctrl-alt-f2 to see if there are virtual consoles available. Linux is generally configured with six virtual consoles selectable with ctrl-alt-f1 through ctrl-alt-f6. It starts at the first one, F1. From another, you might be able to login to a shell and get something done. Without a shell, all you can do is talk to the installer...
# 5  
Old 11-03-2006
Thank you very much for quick response.
So do we need to make a device driver file for CD - ROM drive?

with the F2 option

cd /dev
mknod sr0 b 11 0
chgrp cdrom sr0
chmod 660 sr0

then mount the device

mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0/mnt

return to installer console pressing (F1) then install using the mounted file system.

I have got this information from one of the forums so just want to share with you.

in my earlier posting "Not recognizing" in sense it is not reading from the CD ROM when it asks to install.

Thanks Smilie

Last edited by sbasetty; 11-03-2006 at 03:56 PM..
# 6  
Old 11-03-2006
Whether you do or not, depends on...whether you need to or not.

Which might not sound very helpful but I really can't tell when you give me no details. The device node might be there already, or it might need to be created, or the device node might not even work if there's a problem in the kernel.

What options did it give you, exactly?

What error message is it giving you, exact?

Have you been able to login to a shell?

I think you missed a space in that command, btw.
mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /mnt

I don't see any harm in trying that sequence you listed. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work.
# 7  
Old 11-03-2006
I haven't installed the LINUX on the system,
I have installed the Windows and created paritions ,
actually I wanted the LINUX on one of the partions,
I am not able to install that.
I could not login into shell
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