> >it's a very slow drive by today's standards, and you can now get a
> >IDE CD-ROM drive for less than $120.
> I know. I am thinking about buying one.
> >If the I/O address and/or IRQ for your setup are not identical
> >to the Mitsumi factory defaults, the trick you need to use is
> >the "mcd=" command. For example, on my system I supply the
> >string "mcd=0x314,10" to the kernel when booting...this means
> >that my setup uses I/O address 314 hex, and IRQ 10.
> That's exactly my problem. According to the manual the defaults are
> 360h (I/O) and 12 (IRQ). I tried these values but to no avail. I've
> checked a whole bunch of values including your settings, but linux
> couldn't find the drive.
> >For initial booting, this string may be typed at the boot:
> >prompt as in "boot: linux mcd=0x314,10."
> Tried this one too (see above).
> Is there a way to find out about the factory defaults (they seem to be
> different from the ones in the manual) or the probe?
> HubertI too have a Mitsumi drive. You can check your config.sys file for a
device=mtmcdae.sys or device=mtmcdas.sys line. The number following
the /i: switch is the IRQ channel(the default is 10). The number
following the /p: switch is the port address (the default is 300h). To
permit the drive to operate on your system though these values may
I have to say though that allow I got Linux to recognize my CDROM it
would not mount it during installation. Good luck with your