[sf-lug] i586 ThinkPad CD-ROM problems

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Mon Nov 12 14:33:05 PST 2007

On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Alex Kleider wrote:

> When doing an install (I've tried both Debian and Mandriva with similar
> results) the process stalls.


> during Debian install:
> it proceeds as expected untill the "Detecting Hardware" part-
> it fails to find the CD Rom drive and offers to let me submit one on a
> floppy.
> "No common CD ROM drive was detected"
> with the following reports on the display of another (virtual)
> terminal:
> ide-cd: cmd 0x5a timed out
> hdc : lost interrupt
> hdc: ATAPI 24X CD ROM drive 128 k Cache
> Uniform CD-Rom driver Revisioin: 3.20
> hdc: lost interrupt

Well, huh.

(a) Can you try running "hdparm -d0 /dev/hdc" from a terminal first?  That 
will stop the drive from using DMA, which might help.

(b) Preferably, can you try with a diff. drive?

I know DSL works, but this does sound fishy.

-- Asheesh.

Zeus gave Leda the bird.

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