I have the Goldstar 540 CDROM that came with my Soundblaster kit on my
Compaq Pentium system. Originally LINUX couldn't see it at all when
connected to the SB16, but I corrected that by moving it to the second
IDE on the motherboard.
Now, however, I get error messages when I access the CD. The operative
phrase is "buffer botch", and I get partial directory listings. If I
repeat the ls command several times, I finally get the entire listing,
but the error returns when I change to another directory.
Needless to say this has made installing LINUX from the CD impossible. I
finally completed the install by copying the install directories to an
MSDOS partition and installing from there.
I'm running Slackware 2.3.0, which came with 1.2.8 of the kernel. I've
since used another machine to generate a 1.2.13 kernel, but it's having
the same problem.
I've also tried mounting the CD with 'BLOCK=2048', as documented in
several news items, but this still hasn't completely eliminated the
Any ideas? I'd rather not go to all the trouble of upgrading to the 1.3
kernel if I don't have to...