I had this drive working at one point, so I know it's possible -- but I
stupidly forgot to write down what I did :-)
Anyway, I have a PC/486 with an EIDE controller capable of supporting 4
drives. I also have an external IDE CDROM on it's own controller card
(a Sony CDROM Model 55e). When I had it working before, I could address
it as "/dev/hdc".
In the /usr/src/linux-2.1.4 source tree, I entered "make config" and
answered yes to the questions about new style IDE support, ATAPI CDROM
support, and ISO9660 support. I build the kernel and install it, and
then go to try to mount a CDROM and Linux reports that ISO9660 is not
Is this really what this message means? What have I done wrong? For
other Sony 55e users out there, what steps did you have to go through to
get the drive to work?
I am not running DOS and I don't care about the ability to do anything
other than read UNIX ISO9660 format CDROMs.
Thanks in advance!
NCAR/ACD UNIX Systems Administration