Workaround for LFS LiveCD with old BIOS that wants floppy-emulation mode?

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Tue Jan 24 09:23:15 PST 2006

Mark A. Friedman wrote:
> I include a portion of the LFS LiveCD boot process output below which 
> does indeed recognize the CD-ROM Drive but concludes with: "I couldn't 
> find an LFS LiveCD in any drive!!"


> Searching for the CD named lfslivecd-x86-6.1.1-3...
> ide-cd: cmd 0x28 timed out
> hdd: DMA interrupt recovery
> hdd: lost interrupt
> /dev/hdd: Volume ID is
> This is not the correct CD. Moving on...
> I couldn't find an LFS LiveCD in any drive!!

You might try disalbing dma at the boot prompt. Something like:

linux ide=nodma


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