Install message "no driver found"

Craig White craigwhite at
Sat Aug 27 04:41:42 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-08-26 at 18:23 -0600, Philip Prindeville wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> >On Fri, 2005-08-26 at 17:39 -0600, Philip Prindeville wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>Tried all of those options, but it made no difference.  When I go
> >>to vty3 or vty4, doing shft-page-up doesn't work... so I can't scroll
> >>through all of the output.  Sigh.
> >>
> >>I'll try "noprobe" next.
> >>
> >>Sure would help if I could tell if the missing driver was for the
> >>graphics card or the disk controller or... whatever.
> >>    
> >>
> >----
> >and evidently no reports of a kernel panic
> >
> >just out of curiousity - did you run the mediacheck on that boot disk?
> >
> >Craig
> >
> >  
> >
> The failure happens before it gets that far, unfortunately.
> It asks me for the keyboard type and language, then the installation
> method... then tells me I'm missing a driver...
> All of that happens before the mediacheck is done.  I've booted with
> "linux mediacheck" and it made no difference.
> I'm booting from DVD on the FC3.i386 disk...
> Too bad there's no way to enable additional debugging output.
> Not a very handy message.
sounds like a bad cd or a bad drive - possibly just incompatible

you can compute the md5sum of the disk in other ways - like from Windows
or Linux. How/where did you get the disk?

if you burned the cd in Windows you can use this URL to help figure if
the CD is good...

linux, you can just type -c md5sum /dev/hdc #substitute for a different

If you burn on one device and try to install on another, sometimes
burning at a slower speed helps and of course, there's always a
possibility that the drive/box/fedora are not working together and the
following might be appropriate...

did you try this (from fedorafaq)?

Q: The installer's media check says all my CDs are bad! 
A: There is a bug in the kernel which causes the media check to say all
CDs are bad, on some systems. To do a successful media check, do the
     1. At the installer prompt, type: 
        linux mediacheck nocddma
     2. Run the media check on your CDs/DVD.
     3. Reboot, and run the installer normally.

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