DOSEMU and Mitsumi FX001D CD-ROM

DOSEMU and Mitsumi FX001D CD-ROM

Post by Michele Marzia » Mon, 30 Dec 1996 04:00:00

I'm having a long standing problem with DOSEMU and a Mitsumi
FX001D CD-ROM reader. I am unable to access the CD-ROM from
within DOSEMU. The front panel LED flashes but then:

CDR101: Not ready reading drive E
Abort, Retry, Fail?

I have no problems reading CDs in Linux using either the mcd
or the mcdx driver module. Here is more details:

kernel-2.0.27 (tried both with and without the vm86plus patch)
dosemu versions ranging from to the latest 0.64.2

Mitsumi FX001D CD-ROM reader driven by
  /sbin/modprobe mcdx mcdx=0x300,10
in my /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

mmsl1:~$ ls -la /dev/cdrom
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root       9 Dec 10 19:21 /dev/cdrom -> /dev/mcdx
mmsl1:~$ ls -la /dev/mcdx
brw-rw-rw-   1 root     disk   20, 0 Dec  2 14:21 /dev/mcdx

devicehigh=c:\cdrom.sys                 in my CONFIG.SYS

It makes no difference whether the CD is already mounted in
Linux or not. Furthermore, a similar DOSEMU configuration on
a different PC, using a SCSI CD-ROM instead of the Mitsumi
reader, is working fine. On that PC I can read CDs even without
mounting them before starting dosemu.

Any idea?

For further info I herewith attach a copy of my /tmp/dosemu.conf-stripped

debug { config  on      disk    off     warning off     hardware off
        port    off     read    off     general off     IPC      off
        video   off     write   off     xms     off     ems      off
        serial  off     keyb    off     dpmi    off
        printer off     mouse   off     sound   off
dosbanner on
timint on
keyboard {  layout it  keybint on  rawkeyboard off  }
HogThreshold 10
serial { mouse  com 2  device /dev/mouse }
mouse { mouseman }
ipxsupport off
terminal { charset ibm  color on }
X { updatefreq 8 title "DOS in a BOX" icon_name "xdos" }
allowvideoportaccess on
video { vga console graphics chipset et4000 memsize 1024 fullrestore vbios_mmap }
mathco on           # Math coprocessor valid values:  on  off
cpu 80486           # CPU emulation valid values:  80286  80386  80486
bootC               # Startup drive valid values:  bootA  bootC
dpmi 8192               # DPMI size in K, or "off"
xms 4096                # XMS size in K,  or "off"
ems 1024                # EMS size in K,  or "off"
sillyint off    # this disables IRQ monitoring
speaker native         # or "off" or "emulated"
disk { image "/var/lib/dosemu/hdimage" }      # use diskimage file.
EmuBat EMU
floppy { device /dev/fd0 threeinch }
floppy { device /dev/fd1 fiveinch }
printer { options "%s"  command "lpr"  timeout 10 }
printer { file "DOS_lpt2.out" }

 Michele Marziani
 Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita', 44100 Ferrara, ITALY


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