cdrom: open failed while installing software

Michael Smith operalover_99 at
Thu Dec 11 13:39:32 UTC 2003

--- John Cox <pk at> wrote:

> >> I just installed Fedora a couple of days ago
> (NEWBIE) and today when I
> >> tried to install KDE and a few other things Using
> the GNOME desktop
> >> software installer,
> >> I get "localhost kernal: cdrom: open failed"in
> the system log and the
> >> install dies.
> >> 
> >> I did the original install with this drive so I'm
> confused....well,
> >> being a newbie I feel  confused anyway but can
> somebody help me with this?
> >  
> >

There is an update for the installer package that
solves this problem:


Unfortunately, I do not have a link for the package.

Mike Smith

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