If it's anything like the 468-thingy, you just need to add the parameter
"hdd=cdrom" to your boot line, either at your lilo prompt (or in its
config file) or however you load your kernel. My drive came preconfigured
to be the slave drive, even though there's no master on the second
interface (no hdc). This worked fine for me, but the system complained
about it, so I added "hdc=cdrom hdc=noprobe" in and it worked fine.
>Perhaps this question has been answered...
>I have an Aztech 268-thingy CD ROM drive connected to a secondary
>IDE connector. How do I get Linux to recognize this this so that
>I can save valuable space on my pitiful 420Mb hard drive?
If things don't work try to add 'cdrom=hdd' on the LILO prompt.
This is the response I got back from MacMillan (who distributes Linux Red
Hat) regarding my problems (see my other posts) w/ the kernel recognizing
11. CD-ROM questions
12. CD-ROM question