Core 1/2 on Dell 3200 Laptop

Jim Cornette fc-cornette at
Sun Jun 20 04:15:35 UTC 2004

Mike Loiterman wrote:
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> I'm trying to install either Core 1 or 2 on a Dell Inspiron 3200
> laptop.
> Everything goes fine until it tries to install files off the CD. 
> This is the error:
> (4)hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-Rom drive, 128kB Cache, DMA
> (6)Uniform CD-ROM drive revision 3.12
> (4)hdc: DMA interrupt recovery
> (3)hdc: lost interrupt
> (4)Interleaved files not (yet) supported.
> (4)File unit size !=0 for ISO file (75776)
> (4)hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete
> DataRequest }
> (4)hdc: status error: error=0x00
> (3)hdc: drive  not ready for command
> I get the same error in Core 1 and 2, Mandrake 9.1 and 10, Suse 9.1,
> Knoppix 3.4.
> The system and CD work fine for RedHat 9 and knoppiz 3.3 so its
> clearly a driver issue.
> Is there a way around this problem?
> Others have encountered the same issue, but I haven't seen any
> resolution.
> - ------------------------------
> Mike Loiterman
> grantADLER

I had this problem with discs burned off of an RHL 8.0 distribution. I 
got these errors and never did get around to making RHL 9 discs. I just 
up2dated the distro through RHN network.

If you are running RHL 8 and trying to burn the CD's, maybe ftp 
transferring the isos to one of your other distros for the burn might be 
a way to get decent burns.

I diagnosed this bug as related to interruptions during the burning 
process causing the interruptions and error messages to be part of the 
resulting CDRs burned.

You might want to stop magicdev, fam and any other program which could 
interfere with the burning process.

It sounds familiar but might be something else for you.


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