Hi! I've recently acquired a copy of 5.8 SOHO, which I'm trying to install, but the computer ignores the CD when booting up and goes straight to LILO.
When I go into my normal Vector installation and attempt to mount the CD by issuing the command "mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /cdrom", I get the dreaded "no medium found" message.
I'm able to operate the CD drive by opening and closing the tray with the Vector CD in, and the drive light comes on, but the drive laser doesn't seem to be reading it as far as I can tell (there's an extra sound that I should hear at the end but which I'm not).
Is there any last ditch procedure I can follow before I bow to what seems to be the inevitable and buy a new CD drive?
What is the best make of CD-ROM to buy, to have the best chance of getting it to work with SOHO?
Many thanks in advance,