Thanks pschaff. thanks for the clue. Did the following after seeing your message:
My environment of CentOS 5.4 DVD:
- Downloaded the DVD.torrent file and used bittorrent client to download the CentOS5.4.bin.DVD file around 3.72 GB.
since bittorrent is used, it would have validated the md5sum,shasum of the downloaded DVD binary.
Its been done using Windows XP.
- My DVD is Sony DVD RW AW-G170 IDE ATAPI
- Burnt the DVD image using Nero Smart Essentials using Windows XP. Selected the Disc Image option to burn the image.
Nero showed that the burning is successful and even the verification of the burnt image as successful.
wait nero was fooling me would explain that below...
- Booted the above DVD and tried to install CentOS 5.4. Got the error "CentOS 5.4 image not found in any of the media drives"
Tried around 6 DVD media the above, before realising my follow, there is something going tricky here.
- Booted into Windows XP and tried to read the burnt image using Windows XP explorer. didnt see anything the dvd showed empty.
nero fooled me successfully....
hence understood there is something wrong with my DVD settings
- Did some googling and found things could go wrong in the IDE controller . Things can change the settings of IDE controller to PIO Mode
even though the Windows XP would show that as as DMA Mode.
Did changed the windows registry as explained in the link :http://sniptools.com/vault/getting-back ... windows-xp
- After the changes was done as explained in the above link: ie remove MasterIdDataChecksum,SlaveIdDataChecksum from the registry,
all the 6 DVDs burnt earlier with the CentO S5.4 image now showed the all CentOS 5.4 folders in all the 6 DVDs.
From this i feel some settings with the IDE Controller had wrong wrong due to some reasons, because of which the contents
of the DVD image was not been showed in Windows XP.
- having solved that i thought now the change would help to resolve my booting problem. The same DVD media which showed the contents
of the image, now again displayed the same error "CentOS 5.4 image not found in any of the media drives".
- Then i remembered i did made changes only to the windows xp registry. ie only toWindows XP.
How to reflect that change to CentOS install set up or to my BIOS to help in detecting the DVD contents which has all the contents of CentOS 5.4?
My BIOS settings are as follows:
SATA Port 0: ST3500418AS (my comment: SATA Hard Disk 500 GB. wanted to install centos 5.4 on this.)
PATA Primary master : ST380011A (my comment: IDE hard disk containing windows XP)
PATA Secondary Master: SONY DVD RW AW-G170A
Configurations options selected by BIOS: (My comments: i cant change the below. no options to change it)
LBA Mode : Supported
PIO Mode : Mode 4
Ultra Mode : Mode 4
Cable Detected: 80 Conductor
Any clues of how to make the DVD image to be detected by CentOS installation software?
pschaff, i havent yet tried the USB based setup. seems i still need DVD installation media for that . just cheked the prerequisites for that. it says so.
kindly correct me if my understanding is wrong.