I'm trying to install Red Hat via CD-ROM, using "ezstart.bat"
routine...but it locks up on the CD-ROM question. If I tell it to
"autoprode", it locks up. If I fill in the module options myself, it
freezes up immediately after I press [enter].
I use a CD-ROM attached to my Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16-bit sound
card. The CD-ROM is a Matsushita CR-562-x 5.00...the same as the
Panasonic that is listed in the Linux CDROM-howto file. This sound
card is the original, Sound Blaster 16.
I'm not sure though, if I'm filling in the module options
correctly...especially since I can't find any examples of how to do
this in the Linux How-To section. Installation of CD-ROM asks for:
IO base, IRQ, and label. Here is an example of how I answered:
I also tried:
I'm not even sure what it means by "label"...but the label of the Reh
Hat CD is of course "Red". Also, when booting up, the Matsushita
specs appear onscreen, indication 230h as the IO...even though my
config.sys has it set at 220...and if I change it to 230, it doesn't
load the CD-ROM driver.
I don't really know what IRQ is used by my CD-ROM, so I used the one
for my sound card: 5. Windoze95's own System Properties manager does
not reveal the IRQ, nor does the DOS program syschk. Syschk does say,
however, that IRQs 12 and 15 are "unknown", and IRQs 7, 10, and 11 are
open. Does anyone know of a handy freeware utility that will give me
the correct IRQ for my CD-ROM?
My system is an Intel Pentium 120MHz with 96MB RAM. I have 639kb
conventional memory freed up, with no extraneous TSRs...just loaded
DOS high, umb...and himem.sys and emm386.sys. It is running on MS-DOS
7.0, including Windoze95.
Here is my config.sys:
REM SB563.SYS = 10,512
DEVICEHIGH=C:\SB563.SYS /D:MSCD000 /SBP:220
Here is my autoexec.bat:
LH E:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD000 /E /L:R /M:20 /V
I'm hoping someone out there has the same CD-ROM/Sound Card setup, and
can tell me what I'm doing wrong (or *not doing wrong). Thanks in
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