[CentOS] USB DVD drive disappearing during kickstart install.

Thu Sep 18 14:35:14 UTC 2008
Bob Beers <bob.beers at gmail.com>

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 10:24 AM, Alex Tang <altitude at funkware.com> wrote:
> 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?

Maybe this is a bad idea, but can you at this point in the kickstart,
 unplug/replug the USB DVD drive
  or cycle power to the USB DVD drive
 to maybe 'force' the kernel to detect it?