[Lucid powerpc alternate] No common CD-ROM drive was detected.

Bug #534912 reported by Niels Kristian Bech Jensen on 2010-03-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
udev (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

The daily build (20100309) of the lucid powerpc alternate cdrom give the error message shown in the summary when running check or trying to install from it. I have attached an image showing the complete error message.

Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :

I can confirm this. Udev is not properly labeling the CD drive as a CD device. I'll leave this on linux-ports for now, and will switch the package to udev once I can get some udev logging from an installed powerpc system.

Changed in linux-ports (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: kernel-series-unknown
tags: removed: kernel-series-unknown
Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :

Here is my udev log from an installed system running lucid, 2.6.32-16.25. This machine uses the ide-pmac driver for the CD drive. THe ide-pmac driver, used to enable hardware in G4 and G5 apple hardware has not yet been ported to libata in the kernel. /dev/hda is not being marked with ID_CDROM, and thus the installer cannot find a valid CD device.

affects: linux-ports (Ubuntu) → udev (Ubuntu)

Udev version is 151-5.

Here is the log.

Luke Yelavich (themuso) on 2010-03-25
Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :


there's two ways of solving this:

 * For lucid, locally patch our /lib/udev/rules.d/60-cdrom_id.rules to include hd[a-z]. That's what Debian is doing as well, and udisks already supports that.

  However, it would be our first and only deviation from upstream, so you might not like that?

 * Add a debian/60-cdrom_id-ide.rules and install it only on powerpc. More packaging involved, but more "explicit", and avoids touching upstream code.

I'd go with the latter, unless you have a different preference how to package this?

Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2010-03-29
Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package udev - 151-7

udev (151-7) lucid; urgency=low

  * Fix key map for Acer TravelMate 6593G and Acer Aspire 1640. (From GIT
    HEAD). (LP: #536914)
  * extras/cdrom_id/60-cdrom_id.rules: Probe hd[a-z] as well, to cover CD
    drives on platforms (like powerpc) which still use IDE driver, like
    ide-pmac. (LP: #534912)
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 17:28:34 +0200

Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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