Adaptec 1520i with Panasonic CD/PD drive and 4x Oak CD-ROM install HELP!!

Adaptec 1520i with Panasonic CD/PD drive and 4x Oak CD-ROM install HELP!!

Post by gung.. » Mon, 17 Mar 1997 04:00:00

        I have a Cyrix 6x86 p166 CPU, 2 IDE Western Digital HD's, a
Pain-in-the-sonic CD/PD drive connected to an Adaptec SCSI 1520-i card
configured to IRQ12, address 140c, and a plain old Oak 4x CD-Rom
Drive.  I bought the "Complete Linux Toolkit" thinking that as a
newbie I'd avoid some of the install hassle that goes along with
Linux.  Go on and chuckle, I don't mind.  One month later I still
cannot access either of my CD-roms, and I am just about ready tear my
hair out.  Please, if anyone can help me install one or both of my
CD-ROM Drives, I would be most grateful.  The PD I halfway expect to
be uninstallable, since it is a semi-* piece of hardwarde that
acts as both a Magnetic-Optical Drive and an ordinary 4x CD-er.  
        The problem I'm having is that after obtaining the boot
floppies and booting up the Slackware install menu, It will not
acknowledge any drives but the two IDE's.  I should mention that
they're both chained to the Primary IDE motherboard interface as
Master and Slave drives.  the Oak CD-ROM has the Secondary IDE
motherboard port all to itself, and the SCSI Panasonic is on a VLB
slot.  The  Oak CD-ROM is set to IRQ 15 I believe.  Help!! TIA,
        Andrew Ness


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        Hi, I just bought the Linux from Nascent CD-ROM and have been attempting
to install it on my 486DX2/66 machine.  I have a cardex SVGA card using a
Cirrus chipset and 1 meg of video ram.  I have 16 megs of 60-ns memory.  I also
have a local bus IDE hard drive controller (32-bit) running two 340-meg
western digital hard drives.  Oh, the video is local bus, too.  I also have
an IOMEGA floptical drive, as well as the almost expected 3.5" and 5.25"
floppies.  I also have a Soundblaster 16 sound card that is driving my CD-drive,
the setup that comes together in a multimedia pack, I forget the exact name,
but it is a fairly standard one.  It is a Panasonic cd-drive by the way.  
A panasonic 54- something I think.  When I boot and root my way into Linux,
It won't mount my cd-drive.  Since the program files are all on CD, that
means I can't install.  I followed the instructions for fixing this problemm
in the manual, i.e. "mknod /dev/sbpcd b 25 0"
                    "ln -fs /dev/sbpcd /dev/cdrom"
This looked fine, but when I rebooted, Linux still wouldn't mount my drive.
I even tried getting new root and boot images via anonymous FTP and rawrite.
No dice.  Does anyone have any ideas?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Mike Van Camp

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4. Tools/IDE for C/C++ running on REDHAT.

5. Help! Panasonic 4x CD-ROM

6. Virtual Host Not Working

7. Panasonic PD Drive - Multi-session CD Roms

8. Colorado Tapes

9. Panasonic PD 650Mb optical and CD/ROM drive

10. panasonic pd-cd rom drive and Linux

11. Panasonic CD-503 SCSI CD-ROM drive support

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