"Lanky" as I am known in the previous company, I am a Free And Open Source software loving , peace loving guy. My trace of thought has been found to be kinda unique by my collegues and my thoughts and jokes are called "Lankerisms". My blog contains all kinds of posts. So dont turn your back looking at the first few posts.
Duh! It was that easy! (check the title's link)
The hd-image solved my problems!
Basically, instead of searching for a cdrom drive it searches for the cd image in the top directories of all partitions of the hard disks and mounts it on /cdrom of the installer.