This problem seems similar to some others reported here, but in my case the
CD-ROM is not a slave device on an IDE controller with no master device.
The system is an embedded system with the following components:
a. Pentium III running at 600 MHz
b. Award BIOS 6.00 PG
c. Mainboard: i815E-ITE
d. System Chipset: Intel Corporation 82815/EM/EP/P 815/EM/EP/P (Solano)
Host to I/O Hub Bridge
e. IDE controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA (ICH2) UltraDMA/100 IDE
f. USB host controller: Intel(R) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller -
g. Audio: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM (ICH2) AC’97 Audio Controller
h. Ethernet: Intel Corporation 82701BA (ICH2) LAN Controller (PRO/100E)
i. Memory: 128MB
j. Fujitsu MHM 2100A IDE hard drive as primary master
k. QSI DVD-ROM SDR-081 - DVD drive as primary slave.
When the 6.1.0 CD boots, I get the following after I have activated Verbose
Detected EIDE Scanning for devices
Starting devb-eide blk auto-partition dos exec=all
Path = 0-EIDE
target=0 lun=0 Direct-Access (0) - FUJITSU MHM 2100A Rev:
target=1 lun=0 CD-ROM(5)- QSI DVD ROM SDR-081 Rev:EXS6
Trying to detect SCSI-xxxx
Trying to detect SCSI-yyyy
Trying to detect SCSI-zzzz
Mounting a cd filesystem as /fs/cd0 on /dev/cd0
Mounting a dos filesystem as /fs/hd0-dos on /dev/hd0t11
Mounting a qnx4 filesystem as /fs/hd0-qnx4 on /dev/hd0t77
No QNX6.1 or greater filesystems available to mount.
and there it stays.
I get the same output if I attempt to boot directly from the CD or from the
floppy created during the Windows install. Clearly the EIDE driver is seeing
the CD and apparently thinks that it has mounted the filesystem from the CD.
I have tried this with the UDMA for the primary IDE both enabled and
disabled, but with no difference.
Swapping the CD in this highly integrated design is really not practicable.
Any idea what I can try next.