Diamond 500 SB CD-ROM problem

Diamond 500 SB CD-ROM problem

Post by Chris Sta » Wed, 20 Dec 1995 04:00:00

I have a (supposedly) SoundBlaster compatible CD-ROM (the Diamond
MultiMedia Kit 500) installed on my 486.  I can access the CD-ROM
normally from DOS or Windows.

I have the InfoMagic CD-ROM set from August 1995, Slackware 2.3,
but it never sees my CD-ROM.  (I tried running off the CD-ROM,
and I also manually constructed boot disks and used those.)

I suspect my problem may be related to the following error message.
What means it, "No BIOS32 extensions present.  Sorry."?


1. linux, Mitsumi CD-ROM (& SB), & the TA CD-ROM - solved!


As I posted recently, I got the TA CD-ROM, and found that the setup kernel
recognized the CD drive, but the installed one didn't. I had trouble with
the recompile, as well.

The answer is:
    in (I think it's) /etc/include/linux/drivers/blocks, there are *two*
        makefiles. One is named Makefile, the other Makefile.orig. When
        I diffed them, I discovered Makefile.orig *had* conditions for
        compiling the Mitsumi driver, the Soundblaster driver, and one
        other driver, and Makefile *didn't*. I renamed both, and reran
        the compile. No problems, using lilo (after the usual moving &
        /etc/lilo/install) I boot off my hard drive, I can mount the
        CD ROM, etc.

I am emailing TA this, as well.


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