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Burning Fedora Core 4 ISOs [Jul. 1st, 2005|10:04 pm]
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I've decided to upgrade from Fedora Core 2 to Fedora Core 4 with the CDs after all.

I've got all of the ISOs downloaded and verified:
$ sha1sum -w -c SHA1SUM
FC4-i386-disc1.iso: OK
FC4-i386-disc2.iso: OK
FC4-i386-disc3.iso: OK
FC4-i386-disc4.iso: OK
FC4-i386-rescuecd.iso: OK
I burned all of them using the method suggested by Red Hat (linked to from the official Fedora Core download page):
# cdrecord -v -eject speed=4 dev=ATA:1,0,0 FC4-i386-disc1.iso
When I restart the machine and boot from CD, I get the option to test the media before continuing the install. All five discs (disc1 - disc4 and rescuecd) fail the media check.

Am I doing something wrong? I know it's not due to corrupt downloads, because I've tested the images against Red Hat's own sha1sum results. I used dev=ATAPI:1,0,0 for the first CD I burned, and I got this message:
Warning: Using ATA Packet interface.
Warning: The related Linux kernel interface code seems to be unmaintained.
Warning: There is absolutely NO DMA, operations thus are slow.
Is that what screwed things up? I wouldn't think so...

I have a Sony 48x/24x/48x/16x EIDE CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. cdrecord -scanbus returned the following:
$ cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version.
scsidev: 'ATA'
devname: 'ATA'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial libscg transport code version (schily - Red Hat-scsi-linux-sg.c-1.83-RH '@(#)scsi-linux-sg.c 1.83 04/05/20 Copyright 1997 J. Schilling').
1,0,0 100) 'SONY ' 'CD-RW CRX300E ' 'KYS1' Removable CD-ROM
1,1,0 101) *
1,2,0 102) *
1,3,0 103) *
1,4,0 104) *
1,5,0 105) *
1,6,0 106) *
1,7,0 107) *

cross-posted to cparker, fedora_linux