[CentOS] USB DVD drive disappearing during kickstart install.

Alex Tang altitude at funkware.com
Thu Sep 18 14:24:46 UTC 2008


Thanks John.

I'll check the BIOS on these machines.  Unfortunately, i need the DVD 
based setup to work because sometimes i have to do this at odd places 
where i don't have the network infrastructure to do PXE boots. 

What i'm confused about is that i didn't have these problems (well, 
mostly) in the the 4.5 based distro (and a 3.x based distro from a while 
back...but that was using CDs instead of DVDs).  It's only since moving 
to 4.6 and 4.7 that i'm seeing this consistently. 

Any other ideas?

Thanks again.

...alex...

John wrote:
> JohnStanley Wrote:
>
> Alex, have you tried setting the USB Option in the BIOS to Autodetect
> between USB 1.0 and 2.0? That is if your machines BIOS supports that option.
> Plugable USB drives are nice additions but my opinion is there not so good
> at OS Installation, but don't get me wrong they are nice to boot a running
> centos install to repair an install on a broken machine.. What about doing a
> network install or VNC install from your desk?
>
> Good Luck,
> JohnStanley
>
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