Can't read from cd (DMA issue?)

captain alge's picture


Hey guys!

I'm having an issue trying to install debian 6.0.3, the i386 DVD version onto a Dell PowerEdge 1400SC server

The issue is when the installer reaches "installing addition components from cd". It loads a few of the components, but then freezes on "libc6-udeb" for a while, then giving me an error message saying:
"There was a problem reading data from the CD-ROM. Please make sure it is in the drive. If retrying does not work, you should check the integrity of your CD-ROM"

I read up on this error and believe it is caused by DMA being on, but I'm struggling to deactivate it.

I understand you disable it by going to VT2, cd /proc/ide/hdc

But then I get "-/bin/sh: cd: can't cd tp /proc/ide/hdc"

I'm pretty confused, so if anyone knows how to fix this issue, then their help would be much appreciated