problem detecting cd-rom
I just installed debian using novice mode on a Compaq 9564 (P133Mhz) and
it was not able to detect the cd-rom. The documentation does not mention
the brand of the CD-rom. With help from Matt(Compaq) and Compaq support,
I have narrowed the type of CD-ROm to either a Panasonic or a Sony.
The installation was able to detect most everything else with the
exception of this note in /var/adm/messages,
Serial driver version 4.11 with no serial options enabled.
The other error message referred to the cd-rom. Note, I tried installing
once with each of the three cd-rom options.
I looked through the troubleshooting section of the CDROM Howto and
checked the following,
0080-009f: dma page reg
02f8-02ff: serial (set)
03f8-03ff: serial (set)
Of course when I tried to read from the cdrom with dd, it didn't know what
/dev/cdrom was and therefore couldn't mount the cdrom.
If I ever get the cd-rom problem resolved, what is dselect expecting me
to answer when it asks for base address in the first option for your
source of installation? "/dev/cdrom" ?