Cannot install FreeNAS - No CD drives listed

Posted on 2007-10-13
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Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I am new to Free nas, and have just build the hardware platform for my first FreeNAS server.

I have an intel board, 1.6 dual core, 1GB ram, and 1 x 750Gb Seagate HDD, with cd rom.

When I get to the install screen, I press 7 to install, then I am prompted "Here is the list of detected CDROM:" but there are no CD rom drives listed under that to select from.

I have tried 2 different CD rom drives now and I am still having the problem...
Question by:unlocktechnology
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ID: 20073659
A couple of things come to mind..

Does the computer's BIOS see & correctly identify the CD-ROM?  Probably so, if it can boot the install CD.

Is the CD-ROM on it's own IDE channel?  Is if configured for cable select or master?  I've had better luck forcing "master" status instead of using cable select

If the motherboard you're using is fairly new, have you visited the FreeNAS forums to see if there is anything special to be done?

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ID: 20075017
Yes, the pc sees all 3 cd drives properly (I tried another one after posting). I have it on its own ide channel and have tried both master and slave settings. The forum mentiones nothing about my intel board...
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ID: 20075122
Maybe a bad burn of the FreeNas CD?  Was the burning software set to close the CD (no further writing possible) when it was done?
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Author Comment

ID: 20075167
I burnt it from the iso, twice using different drives and speeds, I think the iso auto closes the cd... I dont think its a cd problem though...
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BudDurland earned 1500 total points
ID: 20075184
I was asking about closing the CD becaus I got burned one (no pun intended) because the default in Nero is to NOT close the CD session, even when burining an ISO image.  Hmmm.  The only thing I can think of at the moment is swapping the CD drive cable, so I must be running our of ideas. :(

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ID: 22378199
I have the same problem here. Any resolution found yet?

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