Matshita CR-572 CDROM not recognized by Slackware Install boot disks

Matshita CR-572 CDROM not recognized by Slackware Install boot disks

Post by Victor Orwa Owu » Sun, 14 Jan 1996 04:00:00


I cannot get the boot disks for slackware 3.0 to recognise the Matshita CR-572
CDROM drive that came with my packard bell computer. The drive is conencted to
teh secondary IDE drive and I was of the opinion that it is ATAPI compliant.
Neither the ATAPI boot disk nor the sppcd boot disks seem to recognize it.

I would greatly appreciate the help of someonw taht has got this CDROM

Victor Owuor


1. Panasonic/Matshita CR-572 IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM

My PC has a Panasonic/Matshita CR-572 IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM.  When I boot Linux
(Slackware - I customized the kernel with sbpcd.c), it finds the CD-ROM,
but then it says:

Check region: 170 is not free.

Then it goes ahead and mounts the CD-ROM.

0x170 (IRQ 15) *is* the CD-ROM's address.  I even called the manufacturer
to confirm it.  That's also where my DOS partition finds it.

Does anybody know what's going on here?  How do I fix this?

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