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    Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    Thanks, this worked flawlessly for intrepid server install on a G3

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    Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    Quote Originally Posted by cj0hns0n View Post
    I have this same problem that has bugging me for days. I found this thread and thouht ahha..Found the issue, but when I tried modprobe ide-scsi, it the system returned FATAL: Module ide_scsi not found..Any suggestions?
    I'm having the same issue. Any ideas on how to proceed from here?

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    Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    Quote Originally Posted by cj0hns0n View Post
    I have this same problem that has bugging me for days. I found this thread and thouht ahha..Found the issue, but when I tried modprobe ide-scsi, it the system returned FATAL: Module ide_scsi not found..Any suggestions?
    I'm not sure, but try to boot this way
    Code:
    install append="modprobe ide-scsi"
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    Question Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    No one of the 3 options works for me u.u

    the 1st one froze the computer
    the 2nd and 3th option does the same:

    it pop up a window where I have to type where is my drive location.
    "In order to access your CD-ROM drive, please enter the device file that should be used. Non-Standard CD-ROM drives use non-standard device files (such as /dev/mcdx).

    You may switch to the shell on the second terminal (alt+f2) to check available devies in /dev with "1s /dev, You can return to this screen by pressing alt+f1.

    Devices file for accessing the CD-ROM:

    ----------------------------------------------------
    "

    and there I dont know what to do.

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    Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    The first answer worked on my G4 mac mini.
    64 bit Lucid Lynx flying on Core i7 Toshiba Qosmio X505

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    Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    I'm finding that none of these options work on my iBook G3 500mhz, 384MB of ram -- any other suggestions?

    I'm using Ubuntu 8.04.1 alternate install CD, burned at 4x w/ Mac OS X's Disk Utility.

    Thanks,
    C-o-B

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    Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    I have had this problem with both intrepid and jaunty. Some machines will work after loading ide-scsi, but I've never gotten it to work on my imac G4 700. The ide-scsi module loads but doesn't help, and the drive doesn't even show in the dmesg issue. I assume there is something strange in the drive or controller on this machine.
    A workaround I've used to get cd booting to work is to boot off an external usb cdrom drive. I'm not sure open firmware will always cooperate in doing this, and it may only work with some drives, but it's worked for me on the aforementioned imac.

    1. Attach an external usb cdrom drive. (I'd use a built-in usb port for better chance of success here.) It will make step 3 easier if you detach any other external disks while doing this.
    2. Boot into open firmware. (Cmd-Opt-o-f during boot)
    3. Find the device path. At the ok> prompt, enter
      Code:
      show-devs /
      It will print the tree of devices on your machine. You need to find the path to the usb cdrom. It will vary from one machine to another, but will be something like /pci/usb/disk. On mine it is /pci@f2000000/usb@18/disk@2
    4. Boot from this device. Again at the ok> prompt, type
      Code:
      boot device-path:,\install\yaboot
      where device-path is the path you found in step 3. (In my case the whole command was boot /pci@f2000000/usb@18/disk@2:,\install\yaboot

    If all goes well, it should load to the yaboot boot prompt and you can start the live image or installer from there as usual.
    Last edited by abeyer; June 2nd, 2009 at 07:18 PM.

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    Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    I've got a problem with Powerbook G3.

    I write "modrobe ide=scsi", and then press ctral+fn+alt+F2.
    and then choose to manually select cdrom, choose the right one (there is "none" and "cdrom" and press enter to mount: "/dev/cdrom"
    press enter and it doesn't work!

    What can I do?

    thanks guys

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    Wink Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    worked a treat for my imac g3 (ubuntu - powerpc 8.10)

    for my 2 cents, just wait till the cdrom errors come up. Change the install menu to [command prompt] type modprobe ide-scsi {enter} than type " exit " {enter}... give it ago again and presto ignore the ctrl+plus crap, this method is simple and works (for me on my 350Mhz g3 imac)!

    it worked very well for myself! I suggest to speed up the install remove your network cable!!!

    Also the imac g3 doesn't support kingston 512mb pc133 sd-ram I've heard 256mb works ok but depends on the brand...

    2&3/4 cents ended
    Last edited by krozzie; July 23rd, 2009 at 03:44 PM. Reason: edit

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    Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    Quote Originally Posted by tiresia View Post
    The ubuntu-8.10-alternate-powerpc Installer-CD failes to detect the CD-ROM Drive.

    After choosing Language, Country and Keyboard-Layout, the Installer tries to detect the CD-ROM, but you get following massage:

    "No common CD-ROM drive was detected
    You may need to load additional CD-ROM drivers from a floppy... Otherwise you willl be give the option to manually select CD-ROM modules. Load drivers from Floppy? - Yes - No"

    Answer 'No' to the question and

    SOLUTION
    1.
    Switch to a second console pressing ctrl+alt+F2
    Press Enter to activate that console
    Type:
    Code:
    modprobe ide-scsi
    2.
    Switch back to the first console pressing ctrl+alt+F1
    You got another question:
    "Manually select a CD-ROM module and device?"
    Say 'Yes' and choose the right option for you.
    Most probably you have to choose 'cdrom' or 'cdrom0'

    3.
    If it fails again, go back to the 'Debian Installer Main Menu'
    and choose again the option 'Detect and mount a CD-ROM'
    Now it should work!

    ::::::: ::::::: ::::::: ::::::: ::::::: :::::::
    For more information:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/260608
    Thanks to olalirole for this workaround!!!

    When I do this it shows only 'cdrom' on step 2 but will not use it, then I try step 3 and when choosing 'detect and mount a CD-ROM' it hangs the system.

    Any suggestions?

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