cd writer missing after F7 upgrade
olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 2 01:42:16 UTC 2007
--- Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 01 Jun 2007 16:07:16 -0700 (PDT)
> Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > This is an easy one. Frank. Put in a data
> > cd in it and reboot. Your other drive should be
> > there! It is not the prettiest solution, but it
> > worked for me with Rawhide.
> I wish it was that easy. Unfortunately, it appears
> to be a bios issue of some
> The default bios SATA setting of "enabled" worked
> fine with FC6; the computer
> booted off of the hard drive and found the cdrom and
> However, the "enabled" setting doesn't work well
> with Fedora 7. It gives me a
> "ata1.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)"
> error message repeated three
> times over the course of about two minutes
> immediately after the Red Hat Nash
> line, before it continues to boot up normally. The
> cdrom is not detected
> after boot-up.
> Changing the SATA setting to "legacy" gives me
> several choices.
> 1. SATA P0/P2, PATA detects the hard drive and the
> cdrom in the bios, but gives
> me the above "ata1.00:failed" error just the same as
> the "enabled" setting. It
> also boots from the hard drive and works, but
> doesn't detect the cdrom after
> 2. SATA P1/P3,PATA won't boot at all and doesn't
> detect the cdrom in the bios.
> 3. PATA ONLY works just the same as #2 above.
> 4. SATAP0/P2,P1/P3 doesn't detect the cdrom in the
> bios but boots up from the
> hard drive without the "ata1.00:failed" error. It
> doesn't detect the cdrom
> after boot-up either.
> Another bios setting on the same screen, "IDE bus
> master", doesn't appear to
> change anything if it's set to either enabled or
> disabled. The default setting
> is enabled.
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Is an IDE cd/dvd drive or USB one?
If it an IDE/ATAPI cd/dvd drive, can you boot a live
cd from it?
If you can then it is not the BIOS's fault.
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