>>In David Erickson writes:
>>>I have a Mitsumi 2x FX001D CD-ROM connected to a Sound Blaster Multi-CD
>>>w/ASP. It works perfectly in Dos and Windows, but when I tried to
>>>install Slackware Linux off of the InfoMagic March Linux CD, The setup
>>>program on the Root disk couldn't find my CD-ROM. I used the color 1.44
>>I had a similar problem installing from CD-ROM off a Mitsumi FX001D, but it
>>turned out that the problem was that Linux was looking for the CD at the
>>default I/O address of 300h (SW1 11000000) and because my network card was
>>already using that address the CD was set up for 340h (SW1 11010000).
>>Once I change my network card to a different address and put the CD back
>>to the default address (and IRQ) the CD worked perfectly. I don't know if
>>this would be the case with you since you are using the SB16 card, but you
>>might try setting it up with the default card settings and try again.
>>Hope this helps :)
>I had the same sort of problem, worked fine after I changed the I/O address
>of the CDROM to 0x300, and IRQ 10.
I've also had to change the CD-ROM IRQ & I/O address around to 0x300
and IRQ 10 to get the Slakware bootdisk to recognize the drive but,
now I'm setting up a different system which also uses a Mitsumi
CD-ROM but, this time the drive is connected to the secondary IDE
port on the motherboard. This is a new Pentium 90 system.
The problem is the secondary IDE port can only be configured for
IRQ 14 (according to the tech support guy). Under DOS, the CD-ROM
comes up using IRQ 14 & 0x01F0. Since I can't change the CD-ROM
drive's settings, how can I tell the Slackware boot disk the
I've tried adding a lilo statement at bootup like:
ramdisk hd=cyl,head,sect mcd=0x01F0,14
(where cyl,head,sect are real #'s, I just don't remember
what they were right now)
When I did this the system still didn't recognize the CD
beacause it claimed that the I/O port was already in use.
Derrius Marlin University of Florida
Systems Administrator Department of Psychology