I just bought a Nec 4x4 CD changer to replace my Mitsumi double spin.
Installation under Dos/Win was quite easy. Since I have a SCSI system, the
CD-ROM is the only device attached to the controller (the one that was
included with the drive).
I THOUGHT the port address was 0x168, but after looking at a couple of
documents, it could very well be 0x1f8 that I just misread. I installed it
with the default settings, both for port as above and IRQ 11.
I'm running 1.2.13 (I know, old - but I don't have the time to upgrade right
now). I reconfigured for EIDE/ATAPI support & recompiled. Then I ran the setup
program from Slackware and tried to scan for an EIDE/ATAPI CD, without
So, after doing some reading, it appears I need to add something like:
hda=cdrom or hda=cyls,heads,sects,wpcom,irq to the LILO config script.
So, which one? And, if the first one doesn't work, what are my values for
cyls, heads, sects, and wpcom?
I would appreciate email, but I will check the newsgroup over the next few
Mattias Hembruch, University of Waterloo. Where time has no meaning,
BASc Computer Engineering, MASc Candidate our reason does not apply.
Parallel & Distributed Systems Group K. Livgren