About a month ago I bought a new system. Unfortunately it seems that the
cdrom drive that came with it is not supported by linux. The cdrom is
a Goldstar R540B quad-speed cdrom, it is atapi/ide complient and is
attached to my eide I/O card as a slave driver to my hard drive.
I found this out after buying the Caldera(pII)/RedHat 2.0 distribution.
It wouldn't install, and after much emailing I finally found out from the
RedHat people the the quad-speed goldstar cdrom wasn't supported by
kernel 1.2.13. They said that it may be on a later kernel, but that some
of the caldera stuff wouldn't work on later kernels.
So, I have a few questions:
Is this information about the goldstar R540B right? Is there anyway
I can get it to work with linux 1.2.13? (I originally thought it would
work since it's supposed to be atapi/ide compatible).
If there is no way to get it working, it looks like I'll be shopping for
a new cdrom. I took a look at the CDROM HOWTO, but it doesn't say which
cdrom's are quad speed and I would like to stay with quad-speed. I've
been reading these newsgroups about all the problems people have been
having with their cdrom's, which makes me kind of nervous about which one
to buy. So, I would like to know which cd-rom you all suggest? Is there
a quad-speed cdrom which will work easily with the 1.2.13 ide/kernel?
Or would you suggest that I switch to a scsi cdrom, I hear these are
much more widely supported? If so, which scsi cdrom?
All suggestions welcome. And thanks in advance.