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Kelli Ward
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CDROM - Not a valid boot device

Hi all,
I have 2 older systems AMD 586 400 and an Intel PII 233 both loaded with Red Hat 7.2
Both of which I was able to install successfully through the CD-ROM.
However, when I attempt to mount the CDROM It return a mount failure error stating:
Not a valid block device.

I have tried various versions of the command including -t iso9660 and recreating the device file all with the same result.

The dev file is for a secondary master CDROM
brw-rw---- root disk 22, 0 /dev/hdc
on both. The /mnt/cdrom directory is valid and there is mountable media in the CDROM drives.
(Unfortunately, I do not know the exact model of either CDROM drive off the top of my head.

If anyone has had this issue and knows of a resolution, I would appreciate it. I will work on these systems again on Friday and will post points at that time, but am eager to learn of anyone's simailar experiences.
Thank you,
Kel
The more I learn, the more I realize how much more I have to learn. Isn't it GREAT!
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Mark Fenton
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Re: CDROM - Not a valid boot device

Kelli,

This sounds like just the thing
http://www.tek-tips.com/gviewthread.cfm/lev2/67/lev3/70/pid/619/qid/226837

the gist of the above is that you need to

# /sbin/depmod -ae

to get the kernel to properly resolve dependencies.

hth

Mark
Kelli Ward
Trusted Contributor

Re: CDROM - Not a valid boot device

Thanks Mark!
That sounds like just what I need.
I will run this tomorrow and post points at that time.
Hopefully that will be okay.
Thanks again,
Kel
The more I learn, the more I realize how much more I have to learn. Isn't it GREAT!
Kelli Ward
Trusted Contributor

Re: CDROM - Not a valid boot device

Thanks Mark.
That was just what the doctor ordered.
CD-ROM works great!
Kel
The more I learn, the more I realize how much more I have to learn. Isn't it GREAT!