[PlanetCCRMA] RH9 CCRMA CDROM Install Snag -- apt-get dist-upgrade

Barton Bosch bartonbosch@SoftHome.net
Wed Sep 29 23:18:01 2004

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 17:50, Barton Bosch wrote:
>>I've run into a problem trying to install the RH9 Planet on the new 
>>computer (Sempron 2800+) that I've built.  I'm limited to 56k so 
>>I've been using the 10/14/2003 CDROMs that I have used to install on 
>>my production machine (PIII 550).
>>Following the CCRMA docs included with the CDROMs everything has 
>>gone smoothly through installing apt, the CCRMA core, rebooting to 
>>the ll kernel.  But then in trying to run apt-get dist-upgrade the 
>>whole system freezes up when it tries to get glibc-common from the 
>>Any ideas what is up?
> The only thing I can think of is a problem in the cdrom itself.

That might be it.  This particular CDROM drive is a used unit (new 
to me) freshly installed in this computer.  I haven't used it 
extensively but I did run a test by reading a few GB of FLACs from 
it and then checksumming them.

> Have you
> checked that the whole disk is readable? 

These are the same RH9 + CCRMA cdroms that I have installed from 
many times in the past and they appear to be scratch free.  There 
are a few fingerprints on the top lacquer but it would really 
surprise me if they were causing the probs.

I spent most of the day figuring out an xorg.conf file for running 
dual monitors and experienced some weirdness with the CDROM drive -- 
it might have a sometimey reading problem.

> Are there any errors in the
> system log when that happens? 

If I can't work around it by using the other CDROM drive I'll get 
back to you.  Mainly I just wanted to confirm that I wasn't missing 
something obvious esp. in re. to the new system architecture.

Thanks a bunch for the help.