I'm building a new machine, and bought a Samsun SH-S182D CD/DVD drive to put in. When I go to install arch, I boot the machine and the drive is identified as
I can boot from it, but I must use that identification, not an ATAPI drive. Arch will boot up and start setup, but when I choose a CD installation, it will complain that it can't find any CD drives. (I don't have an internet connection down where I'm building it)
Any idea what the problem is, and how to fix it?
In the alternative, if this is just a strange drive, any recommendations for a quiet DVD player/recorder for arch?
try tpowa's new isos for installing, the hardware detection they use is a lot better than that of the official isos.
Also they have the 2.6.18 kernel and uptodate packages.
Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them
Downloaded those and tried it; it crashes with a kernel panic if I use "arch" as the boot parameter; if I use the suggested parameters, it starts checking things, then just hangs on the way up without an error. Never gets to the point where I can begin an install.
Update: I went out and flashed the BIOS and have tried another drive, I am back to kernel panics. With the original drive I got to the installation after the BIOS flash, but it couldn't find a CD drive to install from.
I have also tried to load knoppmyth, it can't boot, don't remember the error it gave. I tried a couple other linux distros during the day, nothing will boot completely.
Here's what is in the system:
Nexus 400w Quiet Power Supply NX-4090
ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP Socket T Intel P965 Express ATX motherboard
Processor - Core 2 Duo E6300
Memory - SuperTalent PC5400 512B DDR2 667MHz CL5
Hard Drive 1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS 320GB
Hard Drive 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS 320GB
DVD Drive Samsung SH-S182D (this was the original, I tried an HP too)
Keyboard XGene 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard with 800dpi Optical Trackball (sometimes this works, sometimes it just stops working)
XFX PVT73PUDJ3 GeForce 7600GS 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Ok, after some more research it looks like it's the JMicron PATA driver that's used with the 965 chipset that's the problem. Apparently the 965 chipset has been giving lots of people trouble.
I tried installing the .7.2 CD, with arch all-generic-ide irqpoll options, it installed fine, but when it rebooted it got to a Busybox prompt and would go no further.
I tried to install with the latest iso's from tpowa, that goes a ways then gives me a kernel panic after a cpu-callback:
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!"
Ok, I finally followed the suggested boot options on the new iso, and got an installation done. fine. :oops:
When I tried to reboot, got a kernel panic. Used the fallback, again kernel panic. I used the fallback with noapic, and got an error about not mounting the file system.
Added a rootfstype=ext2 on the fallback, finally booted to a command prompt. Will see if I can update and install from here.