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Re: Problem with SCSI CD-ROM

"Damir J. Naden" <dnaden@inforamp.net> writes:

> Hi  Raymond A. Ingles; unless Mutt is confused, you wrote:
> > On Wed, 29 Jul 1998, Andreas Nolda wrote:
> >
> > > 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
> FWIW, I get the same error on my debian-mirror Cds. So, you are not alone (I
> know that doesn't help you...).

Did you grab an image from the mirror and burned that, or did you
generate your own images for burning? Where did you get it from?

Does this happen every time on the same file or on different files?
The first indicates a broken image/cd, the latter problems with the

As both of you have the problem I guess its a broken image...

[reboot necessary because system hangs]

This really should not happen. Even if the kernel barfs loudly on the
image, it should be able to recover... 

I would consider a kernel problem. (BTW: Are you able to telnet to
your box or does it hang completely? e.g. look for the famous --MARK--
in syslog, too)

> This didn't happen with 1.3 disks (and it still doesn't). Is it at all
> possible the problem is in the CDs being completely full? (my df on /cdrom
> showed 100% used up)-- I know it is a long shot :-)

CD are mounted read only. They are completely full by
definition. (This does not take into account that it might be a multi
session cd with space left ). 

> BTW, if I do ls three or four levels deep (i.e. ls
> /cdrom/dists/hamm/binary-i386/mail it will give me those same errors but will
> not lock up. Is it maybe a side-effect of the disks being cut under Win95?

Should not matter.

> I run 2.0.35, hamm (stable), ncr53c8xx driver and ncr53c815-based controller
> under AMDK6-233, if that is any help. My Cdrom is a 24x NEC1810.

Nothing special I would say.


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