Problems installing with USB CDROM

Bernd Eggink monoped at
Mon Jul 24 07:30:29 UTC 2006

Oleksiy V. Khilkevich schrieb:
> Originally Bernd Eggink wrote:
>> I'm trying to install Crux on an IBM Thinkpad. This notebook has a USB 
>> CDROM and no floppy drive. The Crux CD-ROM boots, but the kernel 
>> apparently doesn't support USB and therefore can't see the CDROM drive 
>> afterwards.
> As far as i know, CRUX boot cd supports USB. I successfully use my 
> packages from USN hdd during installation.

You're right - somehow. As a workaround, I created a harddisk partition 
hda4, copied the Crux CDROM to it (using Knoppix), and booted with 
root=/dev/hda4. I can see now that _after_ the system has come up, 
/dev/sr0 is present and can be mounted. But at the boot prompt /dev/sr0 
doesn't work.
Maybe this harware is a bit exotic. Of several other distros I tried, 
only SUSE and Debian were able to cope with the USB CDROM. Nevertheless, 
I'd put a somewhat more flexible installer on the wish list...


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