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Re: Problem with SCSI CD-ROM

On Wed, 29 Jul 1998, Andreas Nolda wrote:

> Dear Debian users,
> trying to install Debian 2.0 from a Sony PCMCIA-Discman (PRD-250) using
> pcmcia-cs_3.0.0-9, I constantly get error messages of the following kind:
> 	scsi4: MEDIUM ERROR on channel 0, id 3, lun 0, CDB: 0x03 00 00 00 10 00
> 	extra data not valid Current error sr0b: 00: sns = 70 3
> 	ASC= 2 ASCQ= 0
> 	Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x06 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x02 0x00
> 	CD-ROM I/O error: dev 0b:00, sector 1338

 Well, "Medium Error" indicates that the CD is bad. Have you tried reading
any other CDs? Maybe even just mounting a CD and doing an 'ls' on it?

> Where do I have to look for the source of this error?

 Aside from the possibility that you have a bad CD, I can only suggest
that SCSI systems are notoriously sensitive to bad cabling...


 Ray Ingles         (248) 377-7735          ray.ingles@fanucrobotics.com

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    never been finished were abandoned in the hands of their makers,
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