Fedora Core 3 CDs Fail Media Check

Dave Reed drlinux at columbus.rr.com
Tue Nov 9 02:53:23 UTC 2004

On Monday 08 November 2004 21:17, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 09:14:57PM -0500, Stormblaze wrote:
>  > Do you mean on boot instead of doing a linux mediacheck I should 
>  > ide-nodma to it?
> yes, but ide=nodma (=, not -)
> 		Dave

I had a similar problem. I downloaded FC3, check the md5sums on the
iso and they were fine. Burned the 4 cds on my Red Hat 9 machine and
then tried to install FC3. During the media test, the first disc
passed, but 2-4 failed. I reburned 2-4 and they still failed. I then
tried "md5sum < /dev/cdrom" (on the RH9 machine) and got I/O errors
sometimes but did get the correct md5sum with discs 3 and 4. I tried
disc 2 a couple times and finally gave up and tried the install and it
seemed to work. I've got an old IDE Plextor 12/10/32 speed burner. 

I haven't tested FC3 a lot and probably won't switch until the gatos
drivers are available for FC3 for my ATI 8500 AIW card so I can use
the tv tuner. I've got two hard drives so I left RH9 on one and
installed FC3 on the other. For now I'm back to RH9.

I guess I could try to start the install again and enter:

linux mediacheck ide=nodma

unless Stormblaze gets to it before I do.


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