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#1 2007-01-19 05:45:24

astrocrep
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Registered: 2006-06-02
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Cannot Boot Arch with CD in Drive

No matter if its an ide cdrom or a sata cdrom, arch fails to boot if theres a disc in the drive.

What happens is as its detecting the HW during the kernel boot, I can here it sping up the cd drive, once it does that it hangs for about 2 seconds then just gives a "Buffer I/O Error on device sr0" and will repeat that once every 2 seconds.  If I hit the eject button it will just go crazy displaying all these identical errors like the one above and then just boot normally.

The cd in the drive is the one I used to install arch.  And yes, I can mount and view it once the system is booted.

Please help

Thanks,
Rich


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#2 2007-01-19 12:01:23

noriko
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Re: Cannot Boot Arch with CD in Drive

do u have this issue with a non-bootable cd?


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#3 2007-01-19 12:20:20

T-Dawg
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Registered: 2005-01-29
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Re: Cannot Boot Arch with CD in Drive

Those errors could indicate hardware failure. Have you checked it? Try with a different cdrom and switch out the cables, etc.

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#4 2007-01-19 19:25:57

astrocrep
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Re: Cannot Boot Arch with CD in Drive

This happens with any cd-rom... bootable non-bootable etc etc...

Ive had this happen w/ an IDE drive and a SATA drive.

I am using the NON "ide-legacy" kernel.

Thanks,
Rich


HP DM1Z-4100 // 11.6" LED 1366x768 // 1.65ghz AMD E-450 // 4gb Ram // 320gb hdd // ATI 6320 // 100% Archlinux

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#5 2007-01-24 13:36:30

desertViking
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Re: Cannot Boot Arch with CD in Drive

Were you ever able to identify a problem here?


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#6 2007-01-24 20:45:42

astrocrep
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Re: Cannot Boot Arch with CD in Drive

Nope, but I noticed if I let it go and just give buffer errors... I will eventually boot after about 30 seconds.

-Rich


HP DM1Z-4100 // 11.6" LED 1366x768 // 1.65ghz AMD E-450 // 4gb Ram // 320gb hdd // ATI 6320 // 100% Archlinux

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