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Author Topic: DVD Not Finding Installer  (Read 2951 times)
Pita
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« on: January 27, 2011, 10:49:32 pm »

I got myself a new LG Super Multi DVD Rewriter
Model: GH22LP20
and the stupid thing does not detect an installer CD with jumper set to slave
or none set at all.

Suggestions apprediated.

My old Samsung DVD R/W which died after barely being used but surely after
warranty had expired had no such problem.

I am now using again my very old R only CD drive.

Regards
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 08:39:07 am »

Are you talking about when you boot the computer... .you can't boot off this drive? or
are you saying it can boot, but it cannot find the install media after the GUI comes up?

Some mobos (including mine) will only let you boot the master IDE channel. You may just try switching the jumpers and setting this drive as your primary and the old one as your slave.
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Pita
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 05:47:26 pm »

Are you talking about when you boot the computer... .you can't boot off this drive? or
are you saying it can boot, but it cannot find the install media after the GUI comes up?

Some mobos (including mine) will only let you boot the master IDE channel. You may just try switching the jumpers and setting this drive as your primary and the old one as your slave.

Yes when I boot the computer and an install CD is in the CD drive it apparently
does not find or read the CD. If an install CD is in the drive on booting it stops
shortly looking for something in the CD drive then goes to lilo boot menu.

If no CD is in the CD drive on booting it does not stop and goes straight to
lilo boot menu.

It cannot be the mobo since it worked well with previous DVD drive and present
old CDR drive.

I made several jumper combinations with CD/Hard drive and nothing
worked.

I will bring this drive now back to the shop where I bought it and
may be they might know what is wrong. My suspicion it's the drive.
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GrannyGeek
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 09:03:06 pm »

Which version of VL are you having the problem with? VL7 a4.15 would not boot into an existing installation with the CD; that was fixed in VL7 a4.16.
--GrannyGeek
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Pita
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 07:42:17 pm »

Which version of VL are you having the problem with? VL7 a4.15 would not boot into an existing installation with the CD; that was fixed in VL7 a4.16.
--GrannyGeek


I can boot with my old CD into VL-Light-Live, VL7Alpha-2 and others.
It is the new DVD drive giving the problem.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2011, 08:02:57 pm by Pita » Logged
Pita
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 10:14:43 pm »

Took the new DVD drive back to shop. Tested there and sure enough install CD found. Huh

Back home tried some more jumper combination. With some settings, on booting it stops and says:
Searching for booting from  CD/DVD (or similar) and then goes on to lilo screen.  Huh Huh Huh

It is understood that in BIOS the first boot device is the CD drive.

And to repeat, my old CD/R drive detects an install CD.
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