Yet another stupid newbie question for ya. I have a Toshiba Satellite
Pro 420 CDS (Japanese version, but I think it's identical to the US
model, except for having more RAM preinstalled), which has Win95
(preinstalled, of course). Last week I installed Redhat Linux 4.1, using
LILO in the Master Boot Record to boot both systems. Both OS's seem to
be working fine, but I have a problem with the CD-ROM (Toshiba XM-1402B,
which according to docs and diagnostics is a standard ATAPI/IDE model).
Linux recognizes it (/dev/hdc) and will mount it; Win95 recognizes it
after a cold boot, but if I warm-boot Windows after a Linux session,
it's just not there. The Windows Control Panel has one of those *
exclamation points on the icon for the second IDE controller (which
should have the CD-ROM under it). Searching the Registry turns up
nothing for "cd-rom" except under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\SCSI, which is
weird because I don't have a SCSI adapter.
Actually, I have a guess about this. Red Hat docs say something about
having to disable Plug & Play--but they don't explain how. I've also
read a couple of news posts on the subject, but I don't quite get the
picture. If this is indeed the cause of my problem, well . . . can you
disable P & P as a whole, or do you have to do it for specific devices,
one at a time? Which OS do you use to do the dirty deed? Is it possible
to have a setup where P & P is automatically enabled for Win95, and
automatically disabled for Linux?
Thanks in advance for any and all tips.