In summary ( and for reasons I won't go into ) I am trying to implement
RH6.0 as the sole O/S on a Gateway 4DX2-66V formerly a captive of
It's got 24M of Ram, 530Meg HD, floppies ( 5.x & 3.x ), and a Mitsumi
CD-ROM. Leaving aside the necessity of putting the OS on a diet due to
Made myself a boot disk off the RH6.0 CD-1.
Boots up fine.
Keyboard, Language, Yadda, Yadda. A-OK
Now try to install RH6.0.
Cannot get CD drive recognised.
CD-ROM is a Mitsumi FX001D, Port is 0x300-0x303, No IRQ
I know its a proprietary POS.
I've read the CD-ROM Mini HOWTO and the parts of the RH6.0 Installation
( including Appendix E ) that pertain.
Whatever I do, the best I can manage is to get to a state where the
tries to read the CD and fails because it thinks there's nothing in the
If I try setting options manually:
Whether I use the regular ( mcd ) or alternate Mitsumi drivers all I get
most times is "I can't find the device anywhere on your system".
If I try autoprobing:
Machine tries to "Initialize CD" then fails "mount failed, no medium
Some of you will ask the obvious question about the drive...
All I can say is BillOS95 has no problems with it.
Anybody out there have a clue what the problem may be.
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