7.0BETA2: Can't use with Parallels virtual CD-ROM drive

Watanabe Kazuhiro CQG00620 at nifty.ne.jp
Thu Nov 22 20:22:10 PST 2007


This problem will be fixed in the latest HEAD, RELENG_7, and RELENG_6
branch at src/sys/dev/ata/atapi-cd.c.  Would you try with the latest
source tree?

At Fri, 9 Nov 2007 20:21:59 +0000 (GMT),
Robert Watson wrote:
> Dear all,
> I downloaded and attempted to install the 7.0-BETA2 ISO on a Parallels VM 
> yesterday, and fairly rapidly ran into problems.  I configured the ISO to 
> appear as a CD-ROM drive in the VM, and booted: it happily got to sysinstall, 
> but when I began the install, sysinstall was unable to mount the install CD. 
> Booting to an existing 7-CURRENT VM, I found that it also was unable to mount 
> the CD, but that I could install from a 6.3-BETA1 ISO without a problem. 
> Testing from the command line, "mount -t cd9660" on 7.0 returns:
> mount: /dev/ac0 : Input/output error
> The same command on 6.3 successfully mounts the image.  On the general theory 
> of things, I tested mounting the 6 ISO on 7 (failed) and the 7 ISO on 6 
> (succeeded).  In both 6 and 7, the virtual CD-ROM drive appears to probe fine:
> acd0: DVDROM <PRL CD-ROM [1]/FWR10003> at ata0-slave PIO4
> In both cases, the drive continues to show up fine in atacontrol:
>      Slave:  acd0 <PRL CD-ROM [1]/FWR10003> ATA/ATAPI revision 4
> I tried reconfiguring Parallels to move the ISO to the second virtual ATA 
> controller and that didn't make a difference either.  I was wondering if 
> anyone else had seen this?  It sounds like it may be a change in the ATA 
> driver?

Watanabe Kazuhiro (CQG00620 at nifty.ne.jp)

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