>I am trying to install Slackware 3.0 (by InfoMagic) but the kernel does not
>detect my CD-ROM. ("CD-ROM drive not found" message during booting)
>I have a 4X CD-ROM (Matsushita CR-574-B) running off a SoundBlaster
>I am using the sbpcd boot kernel (kernel version is 1.3.18)
>Do I need a special configuration on my kernel because of the fact that
>the CD-ROM is running off the Soundcard??
>Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Please email me.
>Thank you very much in advance.
I had the same kind of problem with my installation and gathering some
informations here and there I finally came to a solution.
First of all you CD-ROM must be configured as master, as the one that
came with the Creative Labs kit was configured as slave.
If your kit is new your CD-ROM interface must be IDE-ATAPI, so you
should use the kernel that has support for this kind of interface
support, and not the one that offers support for a "sound blaster CD".
If your kit is of the "plug and play" type, you must assure yourself
that the IDE interface is installed as the second IDE adaptor. You can
check using that "ISA configuration utility" that comes with the kit.
Your card should use the I/O port addresses that start with 0x170
and interrupt 15. If this utility complains about conflicts delete any
interface that is causing the conflict.
When you finnaly boot the system with your boot disks, you should tell
the kernel that your CD is the first device of the second IDE adaptor.
So, you should write: hdc=cdrom
With these steps I succeded in my installation. I'm sure that you'll
have other kinds of problems, but I hope this helps....
In your future use of Linux, you'll have to boot DOS first to perform
the initiallization of the soundblaster adapter.
If you have further questions, just mail me :-)