Subject: cd0(rccide0:0:0): non-media hardware failure
To: None <>
From: Thomas T. Thai <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/13/2004 05:25:09
RE: i386

While installing from a CDROM on a PowerEdge 6450 using an image from 
20040320, I got the error:

cd0(rccide0:0:0): non-media hardware failure

during the stage where it's trying to unpack the distribution sets. That 
is right after the choice for changing CD device or directory. It was 
able to boot from it and made it this far in the install process.

I thought the CDROM drive might have problems, so I tried installing 
FreeBSD and WinXP. They both installed fine using the CDROM drive. I 
then used the same NetBSD CDROM disc and successfully installed it on  a 
PowerEdge 8450. I also tried cutting a new CDROM disc and exactly the 
same result.

It's not the hardware, not the CDROM disc, could it be a driver problem?