: > so far is determining if the CD-Rom is jumpered as the slave and needs to be
: > changed to the master jumper setting. How exactly do I check this and how can
: > I change it if it is incorrectly jumpered?
: gee, you could check your manual! if it's by itself on ide1, set it to master.
: if it's not, set it to slave.
Gee, you could try to be helpful instead of being such an a*****e.
It may well be that it won't work under win95 if it's jumpered as master.
It would be helpful to say how to get it to work in that environment with
the changed jumper. I wish I knew.
Supposedly, the restriction you refer to has been removed in 1.3.*
kernels. It should be possible to ftp a kernel that would work, copy it
over to the boot floppy you made, and boot and go. I am looking into
doing this. Not sure how yet.
Another alternative would be to get a small cheap used HD and stick it in
on ide1 as master. Probably have to buy a new IDE cable as well, because
the one that came with the cdrom and the ide1 card only has one
connecter. I might consider doing this if I were sure it would work; can
always use more disk, eh?
In my case, I have no hdb; perhaps it would work if I put the cdrom on
ide0; the IDE cable is rather short and looks like it won't reach. Again,
if I were sure it would work, I would consider this even though you get
less throughput with both on the same IDE.
I have found four things that might work, as above. The second way (new
kernel) would be best, as it involves neither spending money nor opening
the case of the machine (which I have grown to hate doing).
The best reference for this question turned out to be the Linux
Documentation Project, Search (
search for atapi, and there it all is -- instant expertise.
Ralph "How can I be an expert when I didn't get it to work yet?" Betza (FM)