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RE: Problems with medium check for FC2 despiteof properchecksum!HELP



> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Rick Stevens
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 1:46 PM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: Problems with medium check for FC2 despiteof 
> properchecksum!HELP
> 
> 
> Why don't you install using the drive that passed the media check?
Because I have too many machines I want to install this one to take the
drive and open all the boxes to plug it in and install off of it.

> Have you changed blank media vendors?  Some drives may have trouble
> reading different color media (older drives will have trouble reading
> darker media due to the wavelength of the laser used in the drive).
No, same big spindle that never had problems before

> 
> > Is there some other option besides the "ide=nodma" that 
> might help fixing
> > this problem and passing the check. I have done this so 
> often before and
> > never had a problem! Are these machines going crazy??? (OK, stupid
> > question...)
> 
> If it's an SMP machine, you might try "noapic".  Also keep in 
> mind that
> this is a 2.6 kernel, which is radically different from a 2.4 kernel.
> Also do a memcheck--you'd be surprised what you might find.

Well, the machines are not running any OS, so I can not run anything at the
moment. The same machines have installed the FC1 disks without problems...



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