Re: HELP: CD install of 1.3.1 with Panasonic 24x
> From: Daniel Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Albert Hurd <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: HELP: CD install of 1.3.1 with Panasonic 24x
> Date: Monday, December 01, 1997 7:26 AM
Many, many thanks to Daniel Martin and also to Hamish Moffat for
helping me past the problem.
> On Sun, 30 Nov 1997, Albert Hurd wrote:
> > I am trying to install Debian 1.3.1 from CheapBytes disk on a new
> > (and a newbie at Linux) which has a Matshita (Panasonic) CR-585 24x
> > CDRom. At the point in the install where it tries to access the CDRom,
> > halts with the error message: mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block
> > device.
> I don't know if this is your problem, but I got the same error installing
> 1.3.1 on a machine because I'd incorrectly specified where the CD drive
> was; I thought it was /dev/hdb when it's really /dev/hdc. Try doing the
> install again directly from CD and once you get past the step where you
> specify your keyboard, hit ALT-F2 to get to a shell screen, and run the
> dmesg | more
> Then look through there for the bit where it detects your hard drive
> will be the bit where it says "hda"), and see if it detects your CD
> and what device it thinks it is.
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